Maryland Cancer Action Center


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Urge Governor Hogan to Sign the "No Teen Tanning Bed" bill into law

There is no such thing as a healthy tan.  Tanned skin is damaged skin. The Governor has an opportunity to protect our kids, who may not recognize that the so-called “healthy” tans they get from using tanning beds could cause skin cancer in the future.

Latest Updates

April 9, 2019

An ambience of sadness and loss permeated this year’s Sine Die —the last day of the 90-day, Maryland General Assembly Session—as we processed the loss of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, a true health care champion. It is fitting that we made so much progress this year. Please take a

March 18, 2019

Earlier today, Maryland’s House of Delegates and Senate passed bills that would increase the state’s age of tobacco sales to 21. Because the bills have slight differences, they will likely go to conference committee to reach a settlement on the proposed language.

March 15, 2019

ANNAPOLIS - Earlier today, Maryland’s Senate passed a bill that would prohibit those under 18 from using indoor tanning devices in the state. Yesterday, the House of Delegates passed the same legislation. Following is a statement from Jocelyn Collins, Maryland’s government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

March 13, 2019

Thank you to all of our advocates who have been taking action on the “Tobacco 21” bill. Your voices have been heard and I have more great news to share. Both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Economic Matters committees passed the bill out of their committees. Tobacco 21

State Contacts

Sherry McCammon
Grassroots Manager
Jocelyn Collins
Director, Government Relations
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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