Canadian Cancer Society releases election policy recommendations and issues Call to Action: New poll reveals protecting youth from the dangers of indoor tanning IS an election issue.

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STORY SUMMARY: The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the government of Ontario and all political parties, if elected, to commit to restrict indoor tanning by youth under the age of 18. The recommendation is included in the Canadian Cancer Society's election policy recommendations released today and supported by an Ipsos Reid poll commissioned in June 2011 showing that:

  • 83% of Ontarians support a ban on indoor tanning by youth under 18 years
  • 77% said youth should be prevented from using tanning beds
  • 73% of Ontarians polled said the tanning industry cannot be trusted to regulate itself and government legislation is needed
  • 80% of Ontarians support legislation to regulate the tanning industry

The Society is asking for the help of Ontario voters to question their political candidates on where they stand on fighting cancer leading up to the provincial election on October 6, 2011.
SHOT LIST:

  1. Interview
    Dr. Cheryl Rosen, M.D. FRCPC, Head, Division of Dermatology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network

  2. Interview
    Ms. Shelley Bresett, CCS volunteer

  3. Interview
    Ms. Rae Ann Teixeira, 16 year old high school student

  4. Various B Roll
    Dr. Cheryl Rosen; Ms Shelley Bresett; Ms. Rae Ann Teixeira; Canadian Cancer Society; Toronto Western Hospital; Sunlight through trees; Various shots of young people outside
    Photo -Shelley Bresett's deceased husband with baby son
    Photo -Shelley Bresett's deceased husband - burn marks on stomach
    Photo -Shelley Bresett's family now

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TIME OF POSTING:  6:00 AM EST

DATE OF POSTING:  June 21st 2011

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