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3 Million Kids Used E-Cigarettes in 2015

April 19, 2016 | By Myca Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 14, 2016 CONTACT: Mina Radman, 202-296-5469 New Survey Shows Record 3 Million Kids Used E-Cigarettes in 2015 – How Many More Reasons Does the White House Need to Act? Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, DC – The government’s 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey released […]

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American Lung Association 2016 State of Tobacco Control report

February 4, 2016 | By Rachael Moore

The American Lung Association has just released its annual 2016 State of Tobacco Control report, which grades the state and federal government on key tobacco control policies, including Access to Cessation Services. In Arkansas, the report calls for the following three actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure […]

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American Cancer Society Launches Interactive Cancer Statistics Website

February 2, 2016 | By Rachael Moore

American Cancer Society Launches Interactive Cancer Statistics Website January 2016 The American Cancer Society has launched a new web tool to make it easier for reporters, the public, and those involved in the cancer fight to find and share cancer statistics.​ Check it out at It uses data from the Society’s annual Cancer Facts & Figures report […]

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February 2, 2016 | By Rachael Moore

TIPS FOR PREVENTION Created by the American Institute for Cancer Research, National Cancer Prevention Month focuses on promoting healthy behaviors to reduced cancer incidence in the United States. AICR estimates that approximately one-third of cases of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented by eating healthy, being active, and staying lean.That’s an estimated 374,000 cases […]

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Tips From Former Smokers- Becky’s Story

January 20, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

Becky started smoking cigarettes in 1976 as an exchange student when she was living with a host family in Germany during her junior year of high school. Becky smoked to fit in with her host family members and her friends. Over time, she discovered she had trouble quitting. At age 45, Becky was diagnosed with […]

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Cancer Patients and Cold Weather

January 20, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

If you have cancer, you are at risk for the same cold weather problems as other people, but your chances of getting sick are greater.  As the cold weather approaches, concerns about cold and flu season increase along with people’s thermostats. About 30 percent of people in the United States come down with the flu […]

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Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015

January 15, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

Both the house and senate have passed the “Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015,”and it is now on its way to the president’s desk. This act requires that liquid nicotine be packaged in child proof containers that follow the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) standards. You can take a closer look at . […]

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Secondhand smoke hits almost half of teens who don’t smoke

January 11, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found. Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even higher among smokers. Earlier studies on teens and secondhand smoke in specific places, such as […]

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How Is Cervical Cancer Diagnosed and Treated?

January 7, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

If your doctor says that you have cervical cancer, ask to be referred to a gynecologic oncologist—a doctor who has been trained to treat cancers of a woman’s reproductive system. This doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan. The extent of disease is referred to as the stage. Information about the size of the cancer […]

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2015 Research Roundup: 10 Key Breakthroughs and Insights

December 29, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

From pain relief in childhood cancer to a potential vaccine for colon cancer, countless new breakthroughs and insights are supported by funding from the American Cancer Society. Click through to learn about 10 highlights in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment that made our headlines in 2015.

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