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Using an indoor tanning device can increase the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59 percent. Yet teenagers and young adults are tanning at higher rates than their older counterparts, making melanoma the fourth most common cancer among young men and women aged 15-29 years.

Latest Updates

February 6, 2019
New Mexico

There are a few different tobacco related bills passing through their first House committee hearings.

February 5, 2019
New Mexico

Teresa Gomez Teresa is New Mexico's new State Lead Ambassador. She is an ovarian cancer survivor and has dedicated her time as a volunteer for ACS-CAN since 2015. In addition to her work with ACS CAN, Teresa has been involved in leadership positions in various policy arenas. She is

January 30, 2019
New Mexico

The public health community in New Mexico opposes a proposal by Sen. Clemente Sanchez to increase the state’s cigarette tax by 34 cents per pack because it will not significantly improve the health of New Mexicans.

January 28, 2019
New Mexico

Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, students and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at New Mexico's Roundhouse today in support of increasing the state’s tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack and prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from using tanning devices.

State Contacts

Marisa Trujillo
New Mexico Grassroots Manager
Sandra Adondakis
New Mexico Government Relations Director
Adrienne M. Lynch
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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