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NJ BANS Minors From Tanning! State Gets Thumbs Up From Tanning Mom!

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Say whaaaat?!?

New Jersey governor, Chris Christie just banned anyone under the age of 17 from using tanning beds without parental permission of course, and while this law came about after "Tanning Mom" Patricia Krentcil was arrested for allegedly putting her 5-year-old in a tanning bed, Miz Krentcil actually agrees with the new legislation.

Once Christie implemented the bill, he said:

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Might Want To Rethink That Tanning Salon Visit, Skin Cancer Rates Are Up!

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Is having a tan of Jersey Shore-like-proportions THAT important, people???

Back in December, we reported about a study which revealed that despite most Americans being aware of the health risks associated with indoor tanning, 18% of women and 6% of men had gone tanning AT LEAST once in the previous year.

At the time, we were recommending moderation, but according to new studies, it may not be a good idea to go tanning AT ALL.

Experts are now warning that malignant melanoma rates "have TRIPLED in 30 years among Brits aged 15 to 34," and they're claiming that more than 2 new cases of skin cancer get diagnosed daily in the UK due to tanning bed usage.

According to a campaign manager from Cancer Research UK's Sunsmart campaign, tanning bed usage "before the age of 35 can increase your risk of melanoma by 75 percent" and "young women are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed as men."

While it sounds like this is a serious issue in the UK, we're sure it's just as bad, if not worse, here in the US.

…MIGHT want to rethink visiting those tanning salons EVEN in moderation. Is it really worth the risk???

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People Continue To Go Tanning DESPITE Risks!

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Oh no! We hope that the cast of Jersey Shore is reading this!

A new study released today has revealed that despite most Americans being aware of the health risks associated with indoor tanning, 18% of women and 6% of men have gone at least once in the previous year!

Author Dr. Kelvin Choi, of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, explains:

"It's the popularity of indoor tanning that's alarming. Simply avoiding indoor tanning booths and beds is just the simplest way to reduce the risk of getting skin cancer."

Dr. Alan Geller, a senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, continued:

"The fact that tanning bed use and spray tan use co-exists makes me think that we need strong public health campaigns that counter some of the strong and pervasive tan-promoting attitudes."

That's so crazy! But just like anything else, people are going to do what they want, even if they are well aware of its dangers!

Moderation please, people.

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