Report: Missouri Laws Lacking Cancer-Fighting Policies

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Missouri’s weak indoor tanning law is one of several cancer-fighting policies needing improvement in the state, according to a new national report.

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network surveyed all the states on nine specific areas of public policy that can help fight cancer, including smoke-free laws, tobacco tax levels and indoor tanning restrictions.

This report lists Missouri as falling short on protecting kids from indoor tanning devices, as well as four other measures, including smoke-free laws and cigarette tax rates.

Illinois is doing well on indoor tanning restrictions, but falling short on access to palliative care.

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