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    Congrats to our Skin Smart Campus, Temple University - honored November 2017

CDC - Skin Cancer - Success Story: Reducing Indoor Tanning on College Campuses

“Universities can play an important role in creating a culture and establishing norms around healthy behavior,” said Dr. Sherry Pagoto, “The purpose of Skin Smart is to give them the tools to do just that.”

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Health advocates: Some colleges make indoor tanning too easy

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.

 

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UNF Receives Platinum-Level Skin Smart Campus Designation

“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.

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