American Cancer Society http://wrvo.org en Syracuse lawmakers to vote on smoking ban in city parks and other gathering places http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-lawmakers-vote-smoking-ban-city-parks-and-other-gathering-places <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Syracuse Common Council will vote Monday on a proposal to ban smoking in city parks and other areas. </span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:54:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57018 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse lawmakers to vote on smoking ban in city parks and other gathering places State cancer groups ask for more money to promote smoking cessation programs http://wrvo.org/post/state-cancer-groups-ask-more-money-promote-smoking-cessation-programs <p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:31:55 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47529 at http://wrvo.org State cancer groups ask for more money to promote smoking cessation programs Anti-cancer groups want candy-flavored cigars banned http://wrvo.org/post/anti-cancer-groups-want-candy-flavored-cigars-banned <p>Anti-cancer groups are seeking to ban the sale of fruit and chocolate flavored cigars in New York state that they say are target to children.<br><br>The products include chocolate, strawberry and grape flavored cigars, which sell for under a dollar at common convenience stores. Also available on line are gummy bear and cookie dough flavored chewing tobacco and other related products. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:59:57 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38871 at http://wrvo.org New York state gets failing grades for anti-smoking programs http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-gets-failing-grades-anti-smoking-programs <p>The American Cancer Society has given New York state a mixed report card when it comes to cancer prevention. The group says the most glaring error is the lack of investment in anti-smoking campaigns.<br /><br />The American Cancer Society has issued its annual report card, rating states on how well they are doing to prevent cancer through encouraging cancer screenings, banning smoking from public places, and smoking prevention programs.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:12:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24073 at http://wrvo.org New York state gets failing grades for anti-smoking programs Tanning limited for teens in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/tanning-limited-teens-new-york-state <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed to limit the use of tanning beds by teenagers.</span></p><p><span>The bill will ban children 16 years and under from going to tanning salons.</span> Seventeen-year-olds will still be allowed to use tanning beds with written permission from their parents.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:00:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 21122 at http://wrvo.org Cancer Society seeks tan ban for 18 and under http://wrvo.org/post/cancer-society-seeks-tan-ban-18-and-under <p>The American Cancer Society and other health groups are pressing for a law in New York state that would ban anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning salon. They argue the growing risk of cancer to young people is too great a threat to ignore.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 14:41:44 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19101 at http://wrvo.org Cancer Society seeks tan ban for 18 and under