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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 ...

Free webcast offers strategies for parents/caregivers on keeping families healthy & happy

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Keeping our children and families healthy is one of the most important and challenging goals for parents and caregivers. Current research has shown that starting a healthy lifestyle at a young age is one of the best ways to create a healthy future for our children and lower their risk of chronic disease like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Though we all strive to make sure our kids grow up healthy and strong, adopting or ...

Freefest 2K12—Music+Cancer Prevention Awareness

Posted by PCF Admin on October 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s booth at Virgin Mobile Live Freefest this past Saturday was a huge success! For those of you unfamiliar with Freefest, it is a huge music festival held at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD. An estimated 35,000 people attended this year, and we were able to spread the word about the Prevent Cancer Foundation to thousands of people at the event! [caption id="attachment_8256" align="alignright" width="276"] Prevent Cancer staff from L to R: ...

Tanning Beds Directly Correlate to Skin Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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A major European study by the International Prevention Research Institute in France recently found extremely high rates of melanoma in young users of indoor tanning beds. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and is strongly correlated with exposure to UV light. A number of studies conducted in northern European nations all concluded that increased UV exposure through indoor tanning beds is directly responsible for increased melanoma rates.  Researchers warned health officials of the dangers ...