New Smoking Law and Teen Vaping

A new law will take effect Wednesday raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products in New York from 18 to 21.  This is in part due to vaping; there is a national concern about vaping, as hundreds of people have been hospitalized and 16 have died across America.

A Bounty of Babies Born Leap Day

Something about Leap Day brought Westchester babies out – literally – in numbers. White Plains Hospital and Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor each welcomed five babies to the world on Wednesday. That’s a record-setting number for Feb. 29 at HVHC and also unusually high for White Plains, where a set of twins was among the newcomers. White Plains threw a birthday party for the kids – particularly nice since they won’t have another “real” one for four years.