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5/21/04

Tanning Ban?

Teenagers in California looking for a tan may need to pull up a lounger by the pool.

In California tanning salons may soon be off limits. The California State Assembly has taken a bold step in that direction voting to ban teens from using tanning booths. The reason, it's just too dangerous. This because the California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery claims tanning salons are to blame now for some of the one million new cases of skin cancer nationwide reported each year.

The bill passed despite opposition from tanning salon owners and some lawmakers who argued the government was meddling in personal choices. Even so, the bill is on its way now to the California senate for consideration.

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