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E-cigarettes to be regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on May 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule to begin regulating electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. There are currently more than 250 brands on the market and the industry is valued at $2.5 billion. They turn 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 ...

Protecting kids from e-cigarettes

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to see Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) introduce 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. Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) also vowed to take a stand against the targeting of children by electronic cigarette companies. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) are battery-operated products ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation provides Cancer Insurance Checklist as a tool for patients

Posted by Tina Safavie, External Affairs Intern on October 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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In response to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and introduction of the healthcare marketplace, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has partnered with the Cancer Support Community and 18 other advocacy groups to create the Cancer Insurance Checklist. This checklist was designed to guide patients in choosing an affordable insurance plan suiting their specific health needs. The list specifically assists patients facing cancer, with a history of cancer or at an increased risk for cancer. The ...

Foundation supports bill to remove unexpected costs of colorectal cancer screenings

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on April 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Imagine you are a senior citizen who has made the wise decision to have a colonoscopy procedure to test for colorectal cancer. You go into the hospital thinking screening costs will be covered under Medicare and you will not be charged coinsurance. When you wake up, you learn a polyp was discovered and removed. It was found early and removed before it became cancerous so you are relieved… until you get your bill. You now ...