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FDA makes landmark decision on menthol cigarettes, takes small steps in e-cigarette use

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards (703) 519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations targeted toward reducing use of flavored e-cigarettes, cigars and cigarettes among youth. On November 16, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb unveiled the FDA’s proposal to ban menthol in combustible tobacco products. Historically, use of […]

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 […]

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 29, 2016

Feature Story  Racial health gap narrows but disparities remain significant WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (Modern Healthcare) — The latest annual report card on the nation’s health shows there’s been progress in narrowing the gap in health disparities between blacks and whites, while Hispanics continued to have better outcomes than both. Differences in life expectancy among […]

Children & Tobacco Use

The year 2010 brought the good news is that tobacco use among children and teens is dropping. Public awareness campaigns over the last 10 years designed to curb tobacco use by children are working. However, parents should continue to be vigilant. The CDC found that more than 25 percent of children 12 years and older were using tobacco […]