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Department of Housing and Urban Development moves to protect residents from secondhand smoke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its final rule to protect residents in public housing facilities from secondhand smoke exposure. In the rule, HUD ordered all Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to implement smoke-free rules by July 31 of this year. More […]

Tobacco use is more than a “bad habit.” It’s a social justice issue

The number of teens smoking little cigars and cigarillos (LCCs) is growing at an alarming rate, particularly among African-Americans―a group with higher cancer incidence and death rates than other ethnicities. LCCs are tobacco products that are inhaled like cigarettes and are similar in size, shape and filtering. LCCs also have the same health risks as […]

ICYMI: August 4, 2017

Feature Story FDA aims to lower nicotine in cigarettes to get smokers to quit WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2017 (The Washington Post) —  The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it wants to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive. The unexpected announcement sent shares of tobacco companies plummeting and sparked praise among […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds FDA plan to lower nicotine levels in cancer-causing cigarettes, continues to discourage e-cigarette use

Food and Drug Administration announces new plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 2, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week announced a new plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation to lower nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels. Smoking continues to be a leading cause of cancer, […]

ICYMI: April 21, 2017

Feature Story De Blasio Backs Plan to Lift Base Price of Pack of Cigarettes to $13 WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (The New York Times) –Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his support on Wednesday to a series of initiatives to cut tobacco use, proposing to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes in New […]

ICYMI: July 1, 2016

Feature Story Biden outlines Cancer Moonshot efforts to break barriers WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (CNN) — Cancer is still the No. 2 killer of Americans. It has been for decades, and Vice President Joe Biden wants that to change now. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son, Beau, to cancer in 2015, outlined some of the […]

Great news for Prevention! FDA Announces New Rules on E-Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just released the final details of a long awaited rule to regulate all tobacco products-including e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, and cigars.   Finally, these products will be regulated and tobacco companies will no longer be able to target the youth. We hope it’s not too late, as recent survey showed […]

ICYMI: November 20, 2015

Feature Story New Blood Test Detects Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer With 90 Percent Accuracy THURSDAY, November 19, 2015 (International Business Times) — Most of the times, ovarian cancer is difficult to predict until it spreads to the other parts of the body. Achieving a breakthrough in the field of cancer diagnosis, researchers at the Georgia Institute […]

ICYMI: August 21, 2015

Feature Story Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation TUESDAY, August 18, 2015 (Modern Healthcare) — As the healthcare and retail industries await federal regulation on electronic cigarettes, a new JAMA study has found that young e-smokers are more likely to try tobacco than those who have never “vaped.” You might have also missed… Jimmy […]