According to a press release from April 2021, “the FDA is working toward issuing proposed product standards within the next year to ban menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and ban all characterizing flavors (including menthol) in cigars.” Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock, MD, said the agency had now “accumulated sufficient evidence establishing the addictiveness […]
US News & World Report recently published its state healthcare rankings, based on three measures: access to healthcare, quality of care, and overall health of the population, measuring rates of obesity, smoking, suicide, mental health, and mortality for adults and infants. At the top, Hawaii was the clear winner. At the bottom, Mississippi. Where does […]
In addition to reducing pack-years history of smoking, the recommendation calls for annual screening for lung cancer at age 50 years instead of age 55 years, an update of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidance on lung cancer screening issued 7 years ago.
After tobacco use and excess body weight, alcohol consumption is the third major modifiable cancer risk factor. In its latest guidelines, the American Cancer Society has tightened its grip on its recommendations, basically telling people not to drink alcohol at all if they want to prevent cancer risk.