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YMCA Family Services

Free Individual and Family Counseling to youth between the ages of 6 and 21. For more information, please see the following documents

NYS to End Sale of Flavored E-Cigs and all Tobacco Sales at Pharmacies on May 18

New York State will officially end the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, state-wide, as well as the sale of all tobacco products in pharmacies on May 18, 2020. The new laws were passed as part of the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget. New York will be the second state in the nation to restrict the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. “By passing these laws the New York State legislature has reduced...

Vaping prompts statewide health advisory

Health care providers across New York are being advised to remain alert for potential cases of pulmonary disease in people using vaping products. A statewide health advisory was issued to alert providers of the “emerging health threat” and outlined symptoms they should be be aware of in patients, according to the New York State Department of Health. The health department is investigating 11 reported cases of severe pulmonary disease in people using...

Creating Consequences, Hard But Necessary!

In a recent blog, I wrote about how to effectively say “no” around screen time and I promised to write more about accountability and consequences when rules are broken. Enforcing rules is by far one of the hardest things we do as parents, especially with teens.