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Many US Colleges Seek to Ban Outdoor Campus Smoking

Posted by PCF Admin on July 5th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Policymakers are seeking to ban all tobacco use on public university campuses across the country—prohibiting tobacco products both indoors and in outdoor areas of campuses. The ban on tobacco use at colleges and universities stems from concern for student health and reduced maintenance costs of smoke-free dorms. Several university systems already have tobacco bans in place, while other systems seek to do the same. The California state system plans to bar tobacco use beginning in 2013 ...

Fruits and Veggies Linked to Smoking Cessation Success

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Trying to quit smoking can be a daunting task, but a recent study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research suggests that eating more fruits and vegetables may help increase success rates. Previous studies have linked the increased consumption to smoking cessation for up to six months but this study is the first to examine the relationship between the two. The University at Buffalo public health researchers followed 1,000 adult smokers in the U.S. in an ...

A Little Exercise Helps Smokers Quit and Live Longer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 24th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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It is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health, but quitting can seem like a daunting task. A large study in Taiwan involving over 430,000 smokers found that just 15 minutes of exercise per day increased a smoker’s chance of quitting by 55% and made them 43% less likely to smoke again after quitting. The author of the study, Chi Pang Wen, a professor at the National Health Research Institute and China Medical University Hospital ...

Prevention Can Cut Cancer Deaths in Half

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Over 500,000 people died from cancer last year, yet over half of them could have been prevented, according to a new review article in Science Translational Medicine. There are multiple ways that some cancers can be prevented. Here are a few: 1 – Don’t smoke. If you do, quit. It may be hard, but more than 75% of lung cancer cases could be avoided in the U.S. if people didn’t smoke. 2 – Ask your healthcare provider ...