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ASDSA Applauds Nevada Governor for Signing Under-18 Indoor Tanning Ban
Date:6/6/2013

Rolling Meadows, Ill. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) applauds Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) for signing a bill (SB 267) prohibiting persons under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning equipment.

With Gov. Sandoval’s June 4 signature, Nevada became the fourth state in the nation, and the second this year, to enact an under-18 tanning ban. California and Vermont enacted similar indoor tanning bans for minors in 2012, while Oregon enacted an under-18 tanning ban on May 16 of this year. Under-18 bills in Texas and Illinois are awaiting actions by their respective governors. Nationwide, 34 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some level of youth access restrictions for indoor tanning devices.

“The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association congratulates Nevada for enacting SB 267,” said ASDSA President Timothy C. Flynn, M.D. “Preventing and treating skin cancer is vital to the public health. As dermatologic surgeons, we must educate our patients, particularly teenagers, about the risks associated with indoor tanning.”

The new under-18 restrictions take effect July 1. Nevada tanning facilities violating the under-18 ban face penalties up to $500 per offense. Nevada was one of only 14 states with no indoor tanning restrictions.

SB 267 will help significantly to reduce a person’s exposure to artificial sources of ultraviolet radiation – a leading cause of skin cancer, Flynn said. People who use a tanning device only once a year increase the risk of developing melanoma by 20 percent, and people who regularly use indoor tanning devices have a 74 percent higher risk of developing melanoma.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the ASDSA, the AAD, American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network, AIM at Melanoma, the Skin Cancer Foundation and the Nevada legislature to raise awareness of the dangers of indoor tanning and to have successfully lobbied for an under-18 tanning bed ban in the state of Nevada,” said ASDSA SANDS advocate H. L. Greenberg M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in Las Vegas. “This is legislation that will help prevent future skin cancers.”

In Texas, SB 329, which was sent to Gov. Rick Perry (R) on May 16, would increase the minimum age to tan from 16 years and six months to 18. Current state law prohibits teens under 16 years and six months from tanning, and requires teens to obtain parental consent if between the ages of 16 years and six months and 18.

In Illinois, HB 188, sponsored by Rep. Robyn Gabel (D) and Senate Minority Leader Catherine Radogno (R), would ban minors from tanning indoors. Illinois currently prohibits minors under the age of 14 from using indoor tanning devices and requires teens ages 14 to 17 to obtain in-person parental consent for each tanning session. HB 188 passed the House March 21 and passed the Senate May 20.

About the ASDSA
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of your skin. Dermatologic surgeons are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit asdsa.asds.net.

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