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How NJ can better fight cancer, from tanning to smoking cessation

New Jersey gets middling grades on this year’s version of the American Cancer Society’s annual assessment of states’ efforts to reduce and treat cancer, but it has already taken a step toward addressi... read more

N.J. could spend, do more in cancer prevention, report finds

A new report finds New Jersey can do a better ... cancer led among women and prostate cancer led in men. The American Cancer Society report looked at health factors and lifestyle behaviors that can in... read more

America's 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids

Another pride point: In 2009, Howard became the first county in the nation to ban minors from tanning beds. “We had to fight ... New Jersey. Maybe the urge to start a new book hits at midnight, or may... read more

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American Cancer Society report shows improvements needed in cancer prevention

The state received a “black” for tobacco prevention and cessation program funding, and “red” benchmarks — showing the state is falling short — in cigarette tax rates, smoke-free laws, indoor tanning . ... read more

Tanning bed law improves state's standing in fighting cancer

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma has improved its stature in a national report following passage of a law banning indoor tanning by minors. But the author of the law, Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, said the ... read more

NJ Gets Mixed Marks for Initiatives, Policies for Combating Cancer

Report chides state for being only one in nation that doesn’t spend any of its tobacco-settlement payments on anti-smoking efforts While New Jersey is making progress in advancing laws and policies to ... read more

How quickly does lung cancer develop for smokers?

On Wednesdays, it's Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society ... There are significant benefits to smoking cessation. Most tobacco-related disease can be prevented if one ... read more

New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21. Christie cited the strain ... more time to develop a maturity and better understanding of how dange... read more

Cancer Society: Pa., N.J. fall short on tobacco control

Marie McCullough covers health and medicine, with a special focus on cancer ... New Jersey became only the third state in the nation to raise to 21 the age at which smoking materials can be bought. Ye... read more

A Sick Stigma

I’ve written umpteen thousand words about sunscreen, smoking cessation ... sleeves? Cancer patients aren’t the only ones sideswiped by insensitivity. Stigma also impacts individuals with HIV, mental i... read more

More than a third of New Jersey teens who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently, study finds

In a survey conducted by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 25% of the teens who participated in regular tanning admitted tobacco use. More than a third of New Jersey high school students who ... read more

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