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World Health Organization expresses concern over e-cigs

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on August 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated grave concerns regarding e-cigarettes, which comprise a $3 billion global business with over 466 brands. In anticipation of the 6th Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the WHO released a report citing the need for regulations for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) due to concerns about this growing business and the potential to put people around the globe at risk for negative ...

U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

“Tanned skin is damaged skin and we need to shatter the myth that tanned skin is a sign of health.”   The Prevent Cancer Foundation was extremely pleased with the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. At the recent press conference, Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, and melanoma survivor Stacey Escalante launched the call-to-action. Background Messages from all speakers were ...

Prevention is working in the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

The Patient Access and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Preventative services were a major component included in the law. These services include 15 new benefits which are available without charging the patient copayment or coinsurance. Several are also targeted towards cancer prevention and overall wellness such as colorectal cancer screenings for adults over 50, pap smears and mammograms for women, diet counseling for adults at higher risk for ...

Congresswoman Maloney pushes FDA to ban tanning bed use for minors nationwide

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) as she pushes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of tanning beds for minors under the age of 18. Rep. Maloney recently stood on the steps of New York City Hall to promote this nationwide ban, stating that “All across America today, teenagers will be making a purely fashion and fad decision that could be harmful to their health, and in ...