ALBANY, N.Y. – Youth in this region have seen enough tobacco promotions. It’s time to protect them and put an end to youth smoking and other tobacco use. That’s the message Tobacco Free New York State is working hard to communicate to millions regionally and statewide with its “Seen Enough Tobacco” campaign.
With the goal of safeguarding children from the billions of dollars of hard-hitting tobacco promotions in places where they can see them, the campaign uses video, social media (#SeenEnoughTobacco), digital advertising and a “Jack and Jill (and Tobacco)” storybook that describes children’s encounters with tobacco promotions in convenience stores. Provocative images creatively combine cigarettes with common children’s items, like crayons, a birthday cake and a crib mobile, in scenarios intended to grab the attention of community members and parents and prompt their outrage. Viewers can learn what they can do to protect children from tobacco promotions and join more than 15,000 others throughout the state by pledging their support at the campaign’s website www.SeenEnoughTobacco.org.
By Michelle Pleim
You just finished dinner with the family and it’s that time of the night… bath time. After corralling your children, you plop them in the tub filled with warm water and their favorite water toys (that help make bath time less like a necessary evil and more like playtime). Your mind is sprinting from one thought to another. “Do the kids have clean clothes for school tomorrow?” “What are we going to have for dinner tomorrow night?” “Do I have any meetings tomorrow?” But do you ever stop to think about the water your child uses everyday to clean themselves, play in, and even drink? Where does it come from and how clean is it?
Looking for some city fun with your family?
Visit one of NYC’s most beautiful locations, South Street Seaport and learn some of our history with your family.
The South Street Seaport Museum announces Seaport Walking Tours, illuminating the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York’s original seaport. Starting on Thursday, April 21, 2016 there will be two regularly scheduled tours available: The Secret Life of the Brooklyn Bridge and A Wicked Tour of the Fourth Ward. To commemorate the sinking of Titanic, a special limited run walking tour is only available on April 14, 15, and 16. Several new tours will be introduced after the Memorial Day weekend. Tickets available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/.
Jungle Bob’s Reptile Kids feature for the month is his Albino Burmese Python.
Get to know Willie:
* Albino – They are white with patterns in butterscotch yellow and burnt orange
*from Southeast Asia
*is a carnivore – feeds on large mammals
*they wait 6 to 8 months between meals
*they can grow to 25 + feet
– Recipe from Lety Algeri of Mindful Eating