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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 ...

Healthy recipe: Grilled steak with pepper relish

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on June 13th, 2013 | No Comments »
Grilled Steak with Pepper Relish

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Here, we toss colorful bell peppers in a balsamic-herb vinaigrette and grill them in a foil packet at the same time as the steak. Serve with corn on the cob. Recipe Ingredients: 3 small red, yellow and/or orange bell peppers, sliced 1 small onion, halved and sliced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried, divided 1/2 teaspoon ...