WASHINGTON, DC - As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking and Health, seven leading public health and medical organizations today called for a new national commitment to end the tobacco epidemic for good.
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JAMA Study Finds Tobacco Control Prevented 8 Million Deaths Since First Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking 50 Years Ago
More than 8 million premature deaths have been avoided and life expectancy has been extended for men by more than two years and for women by more than 1.5 years over the past 50 years due in large part to tobacco control efforts such as increased tobacco taxes, smoke-free air laws, marketing and sales restrictions and cessation treatment programs, according to a study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 15, 2013 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
WASHINGTON, DC -- July 23, 2013 -- "The Food and Drug Administration report issued today affirms previous scientific evidence that menthol flavoring in cigarettes makes it harder to quit and encourages kids to take up the habit -- findings that necessitate a ban on menthol cigarettes.
Report Finds Majority of States Falling Short on Laws and Policies that Prevent Cancer and Save Lives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 11, 2011 – A majority of states are falling short on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).