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Smokers, Obese Face Increased Health Care Costs

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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It may not come as a surprise that people who smoke or are obese use more health care services than their co-workers, but you may be surprised to know that companies have started passing on those costs directly to employees. In 2012 there is expected to be a large increase in the number of companies that charge a higher premium for individuals who smoke or do not maintain a healthy weight. On the bright side, the ...

Foundation Debuts Lung Cancer Awareness PSA Video

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has commissioned a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to raise awareness about preventable cancers and to share our vision to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” The Foundation is debuting “Good Old Days” to coincide with Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the hope that you will share this entertaining video with friends, family and colleagues to extinguish the leading killer of cancer death in men and women. Lung Cancer may want a ...

It Is Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that smoking rates among young adults have fallen more drastically than those of older adults. Dr. Bethea Kleykamp, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, says the difference in quitting rates likely stems from older adults’ belief that the damage has already been done. However, Dr. Kleykamp believes this mind-set is not entirely valid, pointing to research that has found that even a month without ...

Smokers Looking to Quit Can Benefit from Weight Training

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A recent study found that smokers who participated in a three-month resistance training program had a higher success rate of quitting than those who merely watched informational health videos over the same time period. Following the experiment, 16% of smokers who participated in the twice-a-week weight-lifting regimen reported quitting, compared to only 8% of the control group, and a follow-up investigation three months later found that the percentages were largely the same. With only a ...