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Nevada’s Anti-Tobacco Efforts Face New Challenges 50 Years After Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:39

Today the U.S. Surgeon General released a 1,000 page report that highlights five decades of progress in tobacco control and prevention, presents new data on the health consequences of tobacco use, and unveils initiatives that can potentially end the tobacco use epidemic in the United States.

7 Tips for Cancer Prevention This Thanksgiving

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 05:15

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is one of the highlights of the holiday season. It’s also a great time to audition some health-conscious and cancer-preventative alternatives and activities that may just become a family tradition.

Here’s our list of 7 ways to incorporate cancer prevention into your Thanksgiving (and beyond!):

How Does Nevada Measure Up? ACS-CAN Releases Annual Policy Report

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 07:16

According to a new report, Nevada’s statewide cancer policies are falling behind in many areas. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s annual “How Do You Measure Up?” report was released yesterday and compares Nevada to other states on a variety of cancer policy issues. Using a variety of metrics and rated on a “green,” “yellow,” or “red” scale, the report ranks the Silver State at yellow or red in many areas, indicating Nevada has a way to go in defeating cancer.

Gruen Vonbehrens speaks to schools across Nevada about the dangers of tobacco use

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 09:48

Each day in the United States over 3,800 young people under 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette, and over 1,000 youth under age 18 become daily cigarette smokers. One of the most important - and widely cited - findings on smoking and health is that virtually all cigarette smoking and tobacco usage begins before adulthood. While the prevalence of tobacco usage among Nevada’s youth has dropped significantly in the past decade, our rate still remains at 17% and seems to be climbing again.

Gruen's Story:

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