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Surgeon General: Youth indoor tanning restrictions could save lives from skin cancer

Kansas should take action to reduce skin cancer and protect minors from dangers of ultraviolet radia

The U.S. Surgeon General released a national Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer today outlining a plan to reduce the toll of skin cancer and save lives. Through a series of achievable goals and strategies focused on public policy and education, the plan will support more Americans in making healthy choices about protecting their skin. Kansas has an opportunity to implement the Call to Action locally by passing a comprehensive law restricting the use of indoor tanning devices by all minors.
“The good news is that most skin cancers are preventable,” said Reagan Cussimanio, Kansas government relations director ...

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