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The Weekly: Smoking worldwide, breast and cervical cancer screenings during the pandemic, and more

July 23, 2021

The Weekly

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Tobacco companies are beating governments’ efforts to stop smoking worldwide

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (CNN op-ed)—It is no secret that adolescents are easily addicted to cigarettes. But recent research published in the Lancet provides a stark reminder: a majority of the more than 1 billion smokers globally became addicted by the end of their teenage years. Over the past two decades, one out of every five smokers globally became addicted to nicotine by age 15. 

In other news…


Doctors urge return to routine breast, cervical screenings
July 21, The Pantagraph


We have a chance to end racial disparities in cancer diagnoses
July 21, The Boston Globe [op-ed]


DC mayor signs law banning sale of flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes
July 21, WTOP


When Covid first hit, prostate cancer surgeries fell much more for Black men than white men
July 22, STAT

Foundation news

Reps. Wasserman Schultz and Upton reintroduce legislation to protect women’s access to mammograms

“This reauthorization bill will ensure millions of women have access to this lifesaving screening without having to worry about a financial burden,” said Carolyn Aldigé, Founder and CEO of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Learn more.

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