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Washington governor signs ‘Tobacco 21’ legislation

Cancer prevention impact highlighted at Fred Hutch signing ceremony

April 5, 2019 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

New legislation, signed at Fred Hutch, will make it illegal to sell or give tobacco or vaping products to people under age 21 in Washington state.

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Washington state poised to raise age of tobacco, e-cig purchase to 21

‘Landmark legislation’ will save lives, experts say

March 28, 2019 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Washington state may become the latest U.S. state to raise the age for tobacco and vaping product purchases to 21. New tobacco-age legislation will save lives, say public health experts.

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The lung cancer blame game

The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding

Nov. 21, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.

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