IMPORTANT NOTICE

The built project was funded by the California’s Tobacco Tax Fund (Proposition 99) from 1999-2007, and in that time, developed numerous resources about cessation and prevention of tobacco use by construction and blue collar workers.  Many of these materials are still available in hard copy through the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC):  www.tobaccofreecatalog.org  (search for “union”).

We are pleased to have received funding from Pfizer to update the website and select materials.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.



March 2006

www.oralcancerfoundation.org – What’s that in your mouth?

Whether used at work or at home tobacco is a toxic that causes a wide variety of diseases. Heart disease and lung cancer get most of our attention when we talk about diseases caused by cancer, but 41,000 people will be diagnosed with oral or laryngeal cancer this year, 12,500 people will die of oral cancer.

www.oralcancerfoundation.org may be the most comprehensive website on oral cancer. Founded by an oral cancer survivor, the Oral Cancer Foundation promotes the prevention, early diagnosis, and curing of oral cancer. The website contains oral cancer facts, information about diagnosis and treatment, and dental facts. There is a survivors/patients forum and a list of those who have battled oral cancer. There is even a comprehensive list of news stories regarding oral cancers.

www.oralcancerfoundation.org should be your first stop if you want information about oral cancer.