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States receive an “F” in spending to reduce tobacco

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A new report released by the American Lung Association shows that most U.S. states are failing in their efforts to use tobacco tax or legal settlement money to fund smoking prevention or cessation programs. In the "State of Tobacco Control 2013" report the American Lung Association graded states on their efforts to reduce tobacco use, giving 42 states an “F” in failing to invest even 50 percent of the amount of money recommended by the ...

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 ...

Researcher Discusses Work on Tobacco-Related Cancer Disparities

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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This month we spoke with Jennifer Warren, PhD, CTTS, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2007 to design and test a smoking cessation website for urban African Americans.  We caught up with her to learn about her research on disparities in tobacco-related cancer and the impact of the Foundation’s funding on her career. 1.  What led you to the field of tobacco-related cancer research? As a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, I was ...