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World Health Organization expresses concern over e-cigs

Posted by Rebecca Evans on August 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - 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 health consequences. They note that such regulations are needed to: Impede e-cigarette promotion to non-smokers and young people; Minimize potential health risks to e-cigarette users and nonusers; Prohibit unproven health claims about e-cigarettes; and Protect existing tobacco control efforts from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. Similar to comments submitted by the Prevent Cancer Foundation to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the WHO recommends a ban on characterizing flavors for e-cigarettes citing a concern that the products may addict minors to nicotine and potentially lead them to traditional cigarettes and tobacco products. Further, the WHO expressed concern regarding the mischaracterization and confusion regarding e-cigarettes and the lack of sufficient evidence to make claims regarding public health. Of particular concern is the unrestricted advertising of such products and their ...

Tips for a healthy, inexpensive lunch

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - PHOTO CREDIT Many have the misconception that eating healthy is expensive. But if you map out your meals and only buy what you plan to eat at the grocery store, you can reduce costs and make healthy eating more affordable. Healthy eating and regular exercise are important steps to stay fit and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Eating lean meats and vegetables and reducing salts and sweets in your diet keeps your body healthy and your immune ...

Staying healthy in college

Posted by Jennifer DeMarco, External Affairs Intern on August 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - As college students, we’re excited about being away from home for the first time and enjoying what is often referred to as “the best years of your life.” It’s easy to forget that living a healthy lifestyle in college will help set us up for a lifetime of healthiness and happiness long after we’ve earned our degrees and entered the “real world.” Here are a few tips to stay healthy and help to reduce your ...

Kickin’ Cancer

Posted by Stephen Lee on August 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - When my daughter, Sharon, asked family members to participate in the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on September 21st, I was the first to sign on. I have never run a 5k (and don’t intend to!), and have little experience as a fundraiser, but I knew I wanted to help, so I joined team Kickin’ Cancer. Cancer took the love of my life from me, my wife Fong. Fong was a very caring person with a beautiful ...