The Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Initiative is sponsored by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention in response to the 2014 U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. The Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Initiative awards US universities and colleges that promote skin cancer prevention policies and education on campus. To find out how your campus can earn the Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Award, see our Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Award Criteria and Application Instructions.
NCSCP campaign wants colleges to adopt anti-tanning policies
"Many colleges just don’t seem to realize the importance of the issue. They don’t see it like they would see tobacco," said Dr. Sherry Pagoto, Skin Smart Campus Initiative co-chair.
“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the country, with 20 percent of the population likely to develop skin cancer in their lifetime and an annual treatment cost well over $8 million. Even more tragic is that skin cancer is mostly preventable by avoiding indoor tanning and reducing sun exposure,” said Dr. Julie Merten, assist. professor of public health at UNF.