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Harmful Secondhand Smoke in Cars Affects Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems. One in 5 middle school and high school students are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars according to government researchers. Many public places have laws against smoking in public, such as bars and schools. However, research has shown that secondhand smoke from inside cars can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than smoke-filled public places. Even if the car window is open, exposure to secondhand smoke ...

Many Smokers Want to Quit But Few Succeed

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that although more than two-thirds of American smokers want to quit, only a small percentage do; reinforcing the need for more programs to help smokers quit. The report noted that while counseling programs and medication can double or triple smokers’ chances of quitting, most who tried in 2010 didn’t use either nor did they seek a doctor’s advice. The CDC said that the high percentage of ...

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 ...