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  • World Cancer Day - Celebrating a Decline in U.S. Cancer Mortality

    By Jean-Marc Fix | Feb 04, 2020 | English

    When the Cancer Statistics, 2020 report was released a few weeks ago, the press rightfully basked in the great news: In the U.S. there were 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths than there would have been if the historically increasing cancer rates had remained...

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  • Changing Views on E-Cigarettes – No Smoke Without Fire

    By Ross Campbell | Nov 14, 2019 | English

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. just announced an investigation of a multistate outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI). By November there were over 1,800 confirmed and probable cases and...

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  • E-Cigarettes and Vaping - The Growing Hazardous Plume for P/C Insurers

    By Tim Fletcher | Sep 25, 2019 | English

    Recent headlines are sobering: At least 530 confirmed and probable cases of vaping-related illness in 38 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with seven deaths. While relatively small numbers at present, a huge pool of potential victims exists within the...

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  • Smokeless Fuels the Tobacco Debate

    By Ross Campbell | May 17, 2018 | English

    More than ever, people are shunning tobacco. In England, adult smoking prevalence fell to 15.5% in 2016. Although smoking is declining worldwide, it is on the rise in Eastern Mediterranean and African regions. Despite its dwindling popularity in many...

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