States Consider Banning Teens From Tanning Beds

Watch a PSA using humor (sort of) to convince teens not to tan. Do you think this will work?
Citing skin cancer risks, legislators have debated over whether or not states should ban tanning beds used by minors. Credit: AP LOS ANGELES...
If a proposed law passes, California teens under 18 will need a fake ID to "fake and bake" themselves to a golden brown.

Limit Sun Exposure in Children, Keep Teens Out of Tanning Booths, Report Advises

Lifelong sun protection should begin at an early age. Credit: Getty Yes, you're always sure everyone in the family is slathered in sunscreen when you go to the beach or the pool, but sorry, Mom. That may not be enough to protect your ki...Rates of skin cancer continue to rise, even in younger people.

Do You Go Tanning With Your Kids?

If you go tanning with your kid, are you setting them up for a future of health problems and, perhaps worse, a starring role on "Jersey Shore?" Credit: AP Photo/MTV When teens go to the tanning salon, they typically get thei...

Use of Self-Tanner Doesn't Mean Teens Are Safe in the Sun

Self-tanning teens aren't necessarily keeping away the sun's rays. Credit: Getty
As the sunny days of summer fade into distant memories, it's time to look in the mirror and face the truth: You looked so much better with a tan. Teenagers se...
If you told your teen that her bright orange fake tan looked "great" because you prefer the safer alternative, guess again. Teens who fake tan are still turning to the sun and are still at risk for dangerous UV ray exposure.

Teens Turn to Dangerous Healthy Glows and Contraband Cigarettes

Prom season is right around the corner, but if your teen is looking for a "glow" to go with her fierce new dress, you might want to think twice: The Ontario Medical Association is urging a ban on tanning beds for those under 18. There is a new optio...

Teens can't tan in CA (without parental consent)

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a host of new laws into the books over the weekend -- including one that bans kids under 14 from tanning, and forbids older teenagers from tanning without their parent's consent. This follows calls b...

Lindsay Lohan wannabe created by crazy Hollywood mom

Amidst all the photos of Lindsay Lohan, passed out and drooling after a night on the town, the news of her cocaine-induced auto accidents, or her repeated stints in rehab, I forget that some awful parents actually encourage their children to look u...

Legislator wants to ban tanning for teens under 16

I spent a good amount of time in my teenage years laying poolside, working on getting the best tan. Sure, I had heard all about wearing sunscreen and such, but I didn't care. I wanted to look good and, in my mind, tanned skin looked good. Now that I...


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