The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recognized U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Taylor) today for leading efforts to help cancer patients achieve a better quality of life. ACS CAN presented the awards this morning at its health policy forum at CAMC Cancer Center in Charleston.
Skin Cancer and Indoor Tanning Press Releases
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A new law in Oklahoma prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning devices goes into effect Nov. 1.
New Report Shows Significant Opportunities Remain for States to Pass Policies to Save Lives and Money from Cancer
A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
The Maryland Save Your Skin Coalition applauds Prince George’s County Council for passage earlier today of a local ordinance prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning devices in the county.
The Oklahoma House today approved Senate Bill 765, which prohibits the use of indoor tanning devices by minors under the age of 18.
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.