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FDA Clears First Tobacco Product for Marketing

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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For the first time since it was given the power to regulate tobacco, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of a new product. The agency said that eight new smokeless snus products, to be sold in the United States under the “General” brand name by Stockholm-based Swedish Match AB, are now […]

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Athletes drive increase in high schoolers’ use of smokless tobacco, CDC study shows

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Source: www.kyforward.com Author: www.kyforward.com web staff High-school athletes are using more smokeless tobacco, even though overall tobacco use among high-school students has declined, according to a study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We can do more to protect America’s youth from a lifetime of addiction,” Tom Frieden, CDC director, said […]

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Patient Support in Oral Cancer: From Sydney to New York to London, survivors and patients interact through an important portal to get through difficult times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: Press Release   NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28, 2015 — The word “cancer” will incite fear in anyone. When that word comes at the end of a sentence that began with your name, the impact can be life changing. “I had a great job, a beautiful house and a happy family life,” recalls […]

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Mayor Walsh Wants Ban On Chewing Tobacco At All City Ballparks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Source: www.wbur.org Author: Philip Marcelo Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and mouth cancer survivor Curt Schilling, pictured here at Fenway Park in 2012, was on hand Wednesday as Mayor Marty Walsh proposed banning smokeless tobacco products from all city professional and amateur athletic venues. (Winslow Townson/AP)   From storied Fenway Park to youth baseball diamonds […]

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Curt Schilling Reveals his Diagnosis of Oral Cancer and Believes Chewing Tobacco was the Cause

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Source: boston.com Author: Steve Silva   Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma — which is cancer in the mouth — in February. “This all came about from a dog bite,” Schilling said. “I got […]

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Tony Gwynn makes statement regarding spit tobacco use weeks before death

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Author: Michael Chen Source: 10news.com   SAN DIEGO – One of Tony Gwynn’s last acts was issuing a simple message about the habit he blamed for his cancer. About two and half months ago, Gwynn received a request from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society – known as PBATS – to do a taped interview on […]

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Tony Gwynn’s untimely death, baseball contemplates issues with tobacco

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Source: USA TODAY Published: June 20, 2014 By: Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY Sports   OAKLAND – Tony Gwynn’s multitude of accomplishments, career batting average of .338 and his pioneering use of video earned him the rapt attention of players whenever he talked baseball. Major League Baseball hopes an even more important message he’s delivering […]

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After-effects of oral cancer surgery forces patients into unemployment and depression

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Source: economicvoice.com Author: Economic Voice Staff   Cancer Patients are being forced into unemployment due to the after-effects of surgery and higher levels of depression. Research into head and neck cancer patients discovered the rate of those employed fell by more than 40 per cent five years after diagnosis, where only one in three managed to secure work. […]

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No increased risk of infection for long-term sex partners of people with HPV-related oral cancers

Monday, June 3, 2013

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June 1, 2013 in Cancer  Source: Medical Express   Spouses and long-term partners of patients with mouth and throat cancers related to infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) appear to have no increased prevalence of oral HPV infections, according to results of a multicenter, pilot study led by Johns Hopkins investigators. The study’s results […]

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Professor of dentistry told woman suffering from tumour in her jaw to chew sugar-free gum and misdiagnosed 32 others, tribunal hears

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Source: mailonline.com Author: Steve Robson Date: February 19, 2013   Blunders: Professor Philip Lamey is accused of misdiagnosing 33 patients at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast   A professor of dentistry misdiagnosed patients who had cancer – prescribing one with sugar-free chewing gum when she had a tumour in her jaw and another with iron […]

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