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Who do you prevent cancer for?

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Rebecca

I graduated from college in May and moved to D.C. to live alone because I wanted to establish my own “foundation.” I studied music, changed, grew up and realized I needed to make a more permanent change – I needed to find a way to banish negativity, do what I love (write, tweet and blog) and have a positive effect on the world. I began working at the Prevent Cancer Foundation in August shortly after an ...

Study shows that teen cigarette use drops to lowest point recorded

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A newly released report shows that cigarette smoking has dropped to its lowest point ever among eighth-graders and high school sophomores and seniors. Only 5% of high school sophomores had claimed to smoke in the last 30 days, compared to 18% when the survey was conducted in the 1990s. U.S. children are also exposed to less second-hand smoke, according to the survey. These decreases are attributed to tobacco prevention programs, tobacco taxes and laws restricting ...

A daily dose of sunscreen may fight aging

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It is well known that sunscreen helps protect our skin from sun damage and skin cancer, but now there’s another reason to slather on your SPF 30 everyday: younger looking skin. A new Australian study suggests that using sunscreen can slow skin aging, even in your middle years. After 4 ½ years, scientists looked at two comparison groups; one that applied sunscreen daily and another that used sunscreen when they felt they needed it. Researchers ...

U.S. smoking rate drops to 18 percent

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The nation’s smoking rate for adults has dipped to 18 percent after a seven year stall, according to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The new report is from a survey of about 35,000 U.S. adults, in which participants were asked to identify themselves as smokers if they had smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime. The rate was only 9 percent for people ages 65 and older, but about ...