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Aug

SC scores at the bottom of cancer prevention ranking

South Carolina got low scores on an American Cancer Society ranking of states for their cancer prevention programs.

The report looks at 10 policy indicators, story such as tobacco taxes, pharm smoke-free laws, cure indoor tanning restrictions for minors, funding for cancer screening and tobacco prevention and cessation programs, and increased access to health care through Medicaid.

It scores each state on a color-coded system: red is falling short, yellow reflects some progress and green means the state is doing well.

South Carolina — which got a red on nine of the 10 indicators and a yellow on the last — is one of only two states that failed to measure up on any of the 10 areas ranked in the report.

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