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Skin Smart Campus

College of Public Health

Policy Updates

ETSU Skin Smart Campus

 Prevent Skin Cancer

ETSU has become the first Skin Smart Campus in the nation! See what the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is saying about us here.

There were many issues considered before implementing the Skin Smart Campus Policy. They include but are not limited to:

  • The 2014 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer report concluded there is a strong association between increased risk of skin cancer and indoor tanning use. Therefore, they encouraged organizations to adopt policies that discourage indoor tanning among adolescents and young adults.
  • Numerous studies indicate skin cancer is the most common cancer in America, with melanoma as one of the most common cancers diagnosed among young adults.
  • Nationwide, there are often indoor tanning facilities around college campuses, some of which are actually located on campuses or off-campus housing. Close proximity yields more indoor tanning use due to convenience and access.  

With the above in mind, ETSU adopted the Skin Smart Campus Policy. To learn more about the policy and to view the full policy, click the link below.

ETSU Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus

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