The Oklahoma House today approved Senate Bill 765, which prohibits the use of indoor tanning devices by minors under the age of 18.
Skin Cancer and Indoor Tanning Press Releases
West Virginia’s Senate passed a bill that would prohibit those under 18 from using indoor tanning devices in the state. This follows the lead of the House of Delegates which overwhelming passed the bill late last month. The bill will move to the Governor this week.
ACS CAN, Cancer Survivors, Urge Support of Legislation Protecting Minors from Indoor Tanning Devices
AUGUSTA – The Health and Human Services Committee of the Maine legislature will hold a public hearing today on LD 889, "An Act to Reduce Youth Cancer Risk", which prohibits the use of indoor tanning beds by minors under the age of 18.
Nearly a hundred cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state rode the rails on a whistle stop-style campaign train ride to the state Capitol in Santa Fe today to meet with lawmakers and gain support for cancer-fighting policies.
New Mexico does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to buy tobacco because it is a known carcinogen. However, under current state law, teens can use tanning devices even though the World Health Organization has classified them as “carcinogenic to humans” – the same category in which they classify tobacco.
ACS CAN has released the annual report that rates each state on their public policies in 10 issue areas that can help fight cancer, prevent cancer, and make life better for patients.
WASHINGTON, DC March 23, 2016 The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) this week urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address safety concerns associated with indoor tanning and finalize the proposed rules as soon as possible to better protect adolescents from one
December 18, 2015 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposed regulations today that would prohibit tanning device use by minors under 18, strengthen the warning labels noting the danger of sun lamps and require those who tan to sign a form acknowledging the dangers of the devices every six months.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 6, 2015 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Following is a statement from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commending the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for finalizing its order to reclassify indoor tanning devices from a class I to a class II medical device, imposing greater control over their manufacture and distribution.