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Although the racial gap in cancer deaths is slowly narrowing, socioeconomic inequalities are widening.
Facts & Figures 2019: US Cancer Death Rate has Dropped 27% in 25 Years
American Cancer Society

2021

Efforts to ban menthol cigarettes, ban flavored cigars build on previous flavor ban and mark significant steps to reduce addiction and youth experimentation, improve quitting, and address health disparities

Bassett. Mike. "Collapse in Cancer Screenings Had Lasting Impact." MedPage Today, April 30, 2021.

— "Cancers are not taking a break during a pandemic," says breast cancer expert

Millard, Elizabeth. "Why the Sounds of Nature Are So Good for Health and Well-Being." Everyday Health, April 9, 2021.

New data finds that even listening to recordings of nature can boost mood, decrease stress, and even lessen pain.

Gever, John. "Many E-Cig Users Want to Quit." MedPage Today, April 2, 2021.

Most adults who reported using e-cigarettes indicated that they would like to stop, federal survey data indicated, but ratings of the strength of intention varied by their past histories with tobacco and, in general, were not especially high.

Marks, Julie. "Why Are 'Never-Smokers' Getting Lung Cancer?." Everyday Health, April 2, 2021.

For what seemed like forever, smoking and lung cancer appeared to go hand in hand. Now the statistics are showing an unnerving trend: More and more people who have never smoked are developing lung cancer. Why?

Hymel, Pamela, William Kassler, and J. Brent Pawlecki.. "It’s time to make public health a priority for business." Fortune, march 27, 2021.

With more than a half a million lives lost and 100,000 businesses permanently shuttered in the U.S., the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the inextricable link between healthy communities and a strong, resilient economy—and our collective failure to better prepare for this foreseeable crisis. 

Minered, Jeff. "Stay-at-Home Orders Linked to Weight Gain." MedPage Today, March 22, 2021.

Americans gained weight after being told to stay out of public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a small longitudinal cohort study.

North American Quitline Consortium. "Report on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Smoking Cessation." March 12, 2021.

A new report released on March 12, from the North American Quitline Consortium, confirms a drastic decline in requests for stop-smoking services.

Bankhead, Charles. "USPSTF Expands Lung Cancer Screening Criteria." MedPage Today, March 9, 2021.

— Lower age for starting, new definition of 'heavy smoker' double eligibility for screening

L. Bailey and K. Mason. "Report on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Smoking Cessation." North American Quitline Consortium, March 1, 2021.

In 2020 calls to the state quitlines decreased by nearly 30% compared to 2019. The 2020 call volume was the lowest since 2007. 

Reports of swollen underarm lymph nodes after vaccination prompts experts to issue new mammography screening recommendations

Scherer, Liz. "The COVID-19 Vaccines and Cancer: What You Need to Know." Everyday Health, February 18, 2021.

Is it safe? Will you have a reaction? Will you develop antibodies if you’re immunosuppressed? We have the answers.

Migala, Jessica. "5 Early Signs of Lung Cancer." Everyday Health, February 18, 2021.

Dustin Diamond's death put a spotlight on an uncomfortable truth: Lung cancer is on the rise in never-smokers. Do you know how to spot the symptoms?

Rauf, Don. "The Latest Intel on Face Masks and the Coronavirus." Everyday Health, February 18, 2021.

Are you clear about what you should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to wearing face masks during the pandemic? Here’s a look at the latest science on double masking, best and worst mask types, and more.

Swift, Diana. "More Support for Diet to Prevent Colorectal Cancer." MedPage Today, February 16, 2021.

— Umbrella review offers "convincing evidence" for ties between lower CRC risk and certain foods

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