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Senator Chuck Schumer works to protect kids from e-cigarettes

Posted by Rebecca Evans on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to see Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) take a stand against the targeting of children by electronic cigarette companies. Senator Schumer announced that he is pushing legislation (Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014) in the Senate that will seek to ban e-cigarette companies from advertising, promoting and marketing their devices to children. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. They turn these chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. The FDA has stated that e-cigarettes have not been thoroughly studied and we currently do not know their potential risks, including how much nicotine and harmful chemicals are being inhaled during use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the use of e-cigarettes has more than doubled for middle and high school students. According to the Surgeon General, adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of nicotine and adolescent exposure may have lasting adverse consequences for brain development. Some e-cigarette brands are even marketing flavors such as vanilla, bubblegum and cotton candy. A new study, ...

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A twenty something’s guide to colorectal cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - If you are in your twenties like me, your first reaction to a piece about colorectal cancer may be “Thank goodness I don’t have to think about that yet!” But being in your twenties is all about taking on responsibility and that includes taking charge of your health. Now is an ideal time to learn about colorectal cancer and establish good habits to reduce your risk. The longer you put off creating good habits, the ...

Healthy recipe: Clementine & five-spice chicken

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on March 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
Clementine & Five-Spice Chicken

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Recipe Description: This chicken recipe gets its intense and complex flavor from tangy clementines, five-spice powder and pungent Sichuan peppercorns. This dish is a marvel for entertaining: it takes just 35 minutes of prep and a handful of ingredients but it looks and tastes fantastic. Feel free to use mandarins, honey tangerines or oranges here instead of the clementines. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 8-10 clementines, divided 2. Generous 1/4 teaspoon Chinese ...

Healthy recipe: Kale chips

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on February 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
Kale Chips

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 2 cups each Servings: 4 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes To Make Ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Recipe Description: Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don’t overcrowd the pans. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces (about 16 cups) 2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3. 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: 1. Position ...