The Weekly: Time to get your cancer screenings ‘back on the books’

Published on September 3, 2021

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 FDA facing demands to snuff out Juul's e-cigarettes

 FDA facing demands to snuff out Juul’s e-cigarettes

TUESDAY, August 31, 2021 (The Washington Post)— Juul Labs launched its flavored e-cigarettes in 2015 in a flashy campaign called “Vaporized” that featured young models puffing away with gusto. Six years later, the once high-flying company is scrambling to avoid being extinguished in the U.S. market.

The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to decide by Sept. 9 whether the embattled company — which has been widely blamed for igniting a surge in youth vaping — will be allowed to keep selling its products in the United States and, if so, under what conditions. The agency also is scrutinizing millions of other products made by hundreds of cigar, pipe and e-cigarette companies.

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Get your cancer screenings Back on the Books

Survey says: Women are skipping cancer screenings during pandemic, but they plan to get ‘back on the books’

September and October bring focus on women’s health through gynecologic and breast cancer awareness

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased hesitation among women to attend routine, potentially lifesaving cancer screenings, but a recent survey shows their intention to get “back on the books.”

Prevent Cancer Foundation released an August 2021 survey conducted with 2,003 women and people assigned female at birth between the ages of 21 and 60 years old located throughout the U.S. The survey shows mixed results for long-term cancer prevention.

The Foundation is the only U.S.-based nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection.

Ninety percent of women say when local pandemic restrictions were lifted, they engaged in normal activities, such as visiting family and friends, dining out and shopping, but only 48% of women visited their doctors’ offices, according to the survey.

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