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NYC aims to make tobacco less visible to customers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A proposed bill aims to keep smoking at bay by restricting cigarette displays in New York City’s convenience stores. The recommended policy comes from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and would require merchants to keep tobacco products out of sight. A second aim of the bill is to ban coupons and buy-one-get-one-free promotions on tobacco products. Kurt M. Ribisl, a professor at the University of North Carolina and tobacco marketing expert, believes that the ...

Make your voice heard to remove barriers to colorectal cancer screening tomorrow

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on March 19th, 2013 | No Comments »
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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, during which organizations and individuals around the country come together to raise awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, beatable and treatable. Please join this national awareness effort tomorrow Wednesday, March 20, when Prevent Cancer Foundation and our partners Fight Colorectal Cancer, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the American Gastroenterological Association, Colon Cancer Alliance and the American College of Gastroenterology will come together ...

Retiring Senate champion introduces legislation to keep our children healthy

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on February 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Senator Tom Harkin (IA) recently announced that he would not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2014, ending a tenure of public service that began in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, followed by election to the U.S. Senate in 1984. Senator Harkin can be cited as a champion of many important health issues – the Americans with Disabilities Act, embryonic stem cell research and medical research funding – to name just ...

States receive an “F” in spending to reduce tobacco

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A new report released by the American Lung Association shows that most U.S. states are failing in their efforts to use tobacco tax or legal settlement money to fund smoking prevention or cessation programs. In the "State of Tobacco Control 2013" report the American Lung Association graded states on their efforts to reduce tobacco use, giving 42 states an “F” in failing to invest even 50 percent of the amount of money recommended by the ...