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Schenectady officials taking lead in stop-smoking challenge

Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic A. Dagostino accepts smoking cessation products from Erin Sinisgalli of the Center for Smoking Cessation at Seton Heath after a press conference in the Schenectady City Hall rotunda on Thursday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic A. Dagostino accepts smoking cessation products from Erin Sinisgalli of the Center for Smoking Cessation at Seton Heath after a press conference in the Schenectady City Hall rotunda on Thursday.
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To kick off a citywide stop-smoking challenge, the county sheriff is going to quit smoking Friday. Several city employees have also pledged to quit, and Mayor Gary McCarthy hopes many more city residents will join the challenge at Saturday’s health fair. For Sheriff Dominick Dagostino, the challenge starts Friday — on his birthday. “I’ve tried five or six times,” he said. “Every day I wake up in the morning saying I’m not going to smoke ...


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Thomas0305
September 5, 2013
11:53 p.m.

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kudos

BROBERTS1
September 6, 2013
7:42 a.m.

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City police officers really can't stand the Sheriffs Department. Sheriff Dagostino is trying to do something great and they still try to put him down.

wmarincic
September 6, 2013
8:37 a.m.

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BROBERTS1, many of the SPD came from the Sheriffs Dept.

mezz3131
September 6, 2013
9:30 a.m.

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BROBERTS1, you are wrong.....City officers DO NOT dislike the Sheriff's Dept....

BROBERTS1
September 6, 2013
9:46 a.m.

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Hey mezz, I see it everyday

wmarincic
September 6, 2013
10:21 a.m.

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Really, BROBERTS1, where?

dentom
September 6, 2013
10:55 a.m.

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If the city is trying to encourage everyone to quit smoking, then why isn't City Hall a smoke free zone. Anyone that has to go to City Hall for anything knows that at any given time you have to walk through a cloud of smoke just to get into the building from everyone standing outside the doors smoking.

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