Putting Kids First: Cancer Patients, Physicians Call for Approval of New Legislation Banning Indoor Tanning for Minors > Michigan State Medical Society

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Putting Kids First: Cancer Patients, Physicians Call for Approval of New Legislation Banning Indoor Tanning for Minors

Bills Introduced Today Protect Teenagers, Especially Teenage Girls, from Dramatically Increased Risk of Cancer Linked to Indoor Tanning

LANSING—Physicians with the Michigan State Medical Society today joined young cancer patients and patient advocates asking the state Legislature to approve a new package of bills that would ban minors from using indoor tanning facilities. The common sense reform legislation puts Michigan kids first by protecting teens and children, especially teenage girls, from the dramatically increased risk of cancer linked to indoor tanning. House Bills 4404 and 4405, introduced today by state Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), would protect Michigan teens by prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning facilities.

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