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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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7 misconceptions about lung cancer

Myths and misinformation still keep many people in the dark – and that’s bad news for their health

Nov. 15, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

November may be Lung Cancer Awareness Month but many people are unaware that this disease affects nonsmokers or that there is an effective way to screen for it. Take a deep breath an check out these common lung cancer misconceptions.

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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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