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Reduce your risk: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Lisa Berry on November 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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(PHOTO LICENSE) During my sophomore year of college, I watched the ease of cigarette addiction. My hallmate, Jason, started smoking. It was only occasional at first. He would bum a cigarette at a party now and then. Then it was “only when he drank” (which, in college, was easily three days a week). His smoking slowly increased until he was smoking a pack a day. He tried to quit during finals week, but the stress of exams ...

World Health Organization expresses concern over e-cigs

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on August 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

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 ...

World No Tobacco Day

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on May 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Tobacco kills six million people each year, 600,000 of whom are non-smokers dying from secondhand smoke. If the trend continues, by 2030, eight million people will die from tobacco use each year. Although tobacco use is currently responsible for ten percent of adult deaths worldwide, it is also the single most preventable cause of death globally. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to recognize May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. Every year on this date, ...

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 ...