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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 ...

U.S. smoking rate drops to 18 percent

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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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 ...

NYC aims to make tobacco less visible to customers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A proposed bill aims to keep smoking at bay by restricting cigarette displays in New York City’s convenience stores. The recommended policy comes from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and would require merchants to keep tobacco products out of sight. A second aim of the bill is to ban coupons and buy-one-get-one-free promotions on tobacco products. Kurt M. Ribisl, a professor at the University of North Carolina and tobacco marketing expert, believes that the ...

Smoking cessation for cancer patients: A complicated picture

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Trying to figure out why most cancer patients continue smoking after being diagnosed is a very serious and complex issue. Approximately 50 to 83 percent of cancer patients continue to smoke after a cancer diagnosis, while relapse rates for those who do quit are as high as 85 percent. Cancer patients who continue to smoke face decreases in survival and increases in cancer recurrence. Dr. Sonia Duffy, a researcher at the University of Michigan, is ...