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Indoor Tanning Legislation Approved by the NC House, Heads to Senate
On Tuesday, April 21, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted 103-12 to approve a bill to prohibit minors from using indoor tanning beds. The legislation now awaits consideration by the N.C. Senate. House Bill 158, The Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act, would protect children and youth from skin cancer caused by indoor tanning beds. Thanks for your steadfastness in getting Jim's Tanning Bed Bill through the House! I know he is smiling, Mary Susan Fulghum, MD, offered in an email to supporters of the bill which her husband had introduced in 2013. Dr. Jim Fulghum was a member of the House and an early supporter of the tanning bed legislation. He passed away last year.
"This bill will save lives." - Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth)
HB 158 was introduced on March 4, 2015, and was referred to the House Health Committee. The Health Committee unanimously approved the measure on March 11, leading up to the House's action on April 21. The Senate has not yet scheduled a hearing on the bill, which is also supported by the American Cancer Society, the North Carolina Medical Society, the North Carolina Pediatric Society as well as the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, among other organizations.
For more information on this issue and the latest updates on the bill's passage through the NC General Assembly, visit www.preventskincancernc.org.
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