February 16, 2016
Help Protect Minors from the Dangers of Indoor Tanning
Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a monumental step towards protecting public health by proposing a new regulation that would restrict minors from using indoor tanning devices and require adults to sign a risk acknowledgement form before using tanning beds. As the incidence of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers continue to rise, NOW is time for physicians to stand together against skin cancer and educate the public about the dangers of indoor tanning.
TAKE ACTION NOW: The FDA needs to hear from YOU --- physicians who treat patients. Encourage the FDA to finalize its proposed rule, by submitting a comment directly to the FDA in support of the restriction.
SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE FDA
HELP SPREAD THE WORD: The American Academy of Dermatology Association has launched a website where physicians, patients, patient advocates and the public can easily submit pre-populated comments to the FDA with one click. Please encourage your colleagues, patients and others in your network to visit www.aad.org/stopskincancer and share their support.
Your actions take less than a minute and will send a clear message to the FDA about your support of this proposed regulation. Thank you for taking action and being a part of this important effort.