Protect kids from skin cancer


  • Your State Senator or Senators
  • State Representative Nicholaus 'Nic' R. Kipke
  • State Representative Brian A. Chisholm
  • State Senator Edward 'Ed' R. Reilly
  • State Representative Karen Lewis Young
  • State Senator Brian J. Feldman
  • State Representative Ric Metzgar
  • State Representative Susan W. Krebs
  • State Representative Bonnie L. Cullison
  • State Senator Malcolm Augustine
  • State Representative Ariana B. Kelly
  • State Representative Nick Charles II
  • State Senator Delores G. Kelley
  • State Representative Alfred 'Al' C. Carr Jr.
  • State Representative Shane E. Pendergrass
  • State Representative Robbyn Lewis
  • State Senator Pamela 'Pam' G. Beidle
  • State Representative Steve Johnson
  • State Senator Antonio L. Hayes
  • State Senator Joanne C. Benson
  • State Representative Kathy Szeliga
  • State Senator Benjamin 'Ben' F. Kramer
  • State Representative Erek L. Barron
  • State Representative Joseline 'Josie' A. Pena-Melnyk
  • State Senator Stephen 'Steve' S. Hershey Jr.
  • State Representative Heather Bagnall
  • State Representative Sid Saab
  • State Representative Samuel 'Sandy' I. Rosenberg
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  • State Senator J.B. Jennings
  • State Representative Ken Kerr
  • State Senator Katherine 'Kathy' A. Klausmeier
  • State Representative Sheree Sample-Hughes
  • State Representative Terri L. Hill


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Protect kids from skin cancer- Support Senate Bill 299/House Bill 124

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a legislator who sits on a key committee, I am asking for you to support Senate Bill 299/House Bill 124, which would prohibit all minors under the age of 18 from using tanning beds. Doing so will protect our Maryland teens from developing skin cancer later in life, especially melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

More than 1,750 new cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in Maryland this year (2019) and approximately 110 Marylanders will die of melanoma. 7.2% of high school students currently use indoor tanning beds in Maryland despite the risks, or may not recognize that the so-called "healthy" tans they get now, could cause skin cancer in the future.

The evidence clearly shows that the use of indoor tanning beds increases the risk of skin cancer and studies have found that using a tanning bed before the age of 35 increases the risk of melanoma by 59%. Prohibiting minors from using tanning beds will effectively deter them from using tanning beds and help reduce skin cancer incidence and mortality rates in our state.

We can, and must, do more to reduce death and suffering from cancer in our state. As your constituent, I am asking you to please support Senate Bill 299/ House Bill 124 to prohibit all minors under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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