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Has Tanning Beds Dangers Education Campaign been Effective?

A new member survey just released by the Smart Tan Network shows the industry about evenly split between members whose business performance was less than expected and those whose performance was better or about what was expected.

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New Evidence Supports Theory Tanning Beds are Addictive

New research continues to explore the possibility that tanning beds might be addictive.

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Skin Cancer in England: Medical Workers Call for Ban on Tanning Beds Should

U.K. medical workers have called for a complete tanning bed ban except for medical conditions. U.S. medical organizations should consider emulating this gutsy move.

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The Melanoma Foundation of New England releases public service video about the dangers of tanning beds.

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Support Tanning Beds Initiatives Despite Their Limitations

Despite their limitations, two federal initiatives limiting access to tanning beds should be supported as they focus public attention on the dangers of tanning beds.

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Cosmo, Seventeen Changing Attitudes Toward Tanning Beds

Publishing giants Cosmo and Seventeen team up to help change attitudes toward tanning beds.

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Tanning Industry Takes its Cue from Big Tobacco

A fascinating and important study just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology finds similarities in the way cigarettes and tanning beds are marketed.
Dermatologist David A. Jones, MD, PhD, FAAD, of Newton, Mass., writes that both industries employ advertising strategies to counteract health concerns of their products in order to positively influence [...]

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FTC Slaps Down Tanning Beds Association Claims

The Federal Trade Commission is set to approve a final settlement with the Indoor Tanning Association regarding the false health and safety claims about tanning beds safety and benefits made by that organization.
In its advertising, the Indoor Tanning Association claimed:

Indoor tanning is approved by the government;
Indoor tanning is safer than tanning outdoors because the amount [...]

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Cosmo Spotlights Tanning Beds Dangers

Cosmopolitan Magazine, devoted to love and relationships, celebrities, style and fashion news, a strong and influential voice against tanning beds?
Yes. And, its role should be acknowledged.
Recently U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) introduced the Cancer Control Act, legislation that would expand federal regulation of tanning beds. Specifically, the legislation would limit [...]

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Tanning beds dangers are as inextricably linked to skin cancer as cigarettes are to lung cancer. But there are many reasons to give up tanning beds. Here are the top ten reasons to give up tanning beds.

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