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The Tans That Bond – NY Times Blog

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    EricNJill
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    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/the-tans-that-bond/

    Warning: This article is truly disturbing!

    227 female students surveyed, almost 40 percent had gone to tan for the first time with their mothers.  Are you kidding me?

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/the-tans-that-bond/

    Warning: This article is truly disturbing!

    227 female students surveyed, almost 40 percent had gone to tan for the first time with their mothers.  Are you kidding me?

    Obviously, we need more information out there in the media about the dangers of tanning.  If they could see what a person with Stage 4 Melanoma goes through, maybe they would think twice.  Is it really worth it?  You may have a "glowing" tan but that tan could turn to tumors and death later…

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      KellieSue
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      It is horribly disturbing. I can't understand why we seem to be rewarding these young people for looking the way they do because of tans.(Jersey Shore anyone?)

      2 friends of mine still go tanning because one says, "I don't have problems like you." What problem is that? Cancer?

      And the other, I really don't know her problem. I never tanned at a salon in my life, EVER! And I wasn't a big sun worshipper when I was younger either. This just happened to me.

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      KellieSue
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      It is horribly disturbing. I can't understand why we seem to be rewarding these young people for looking the way they do because of tans.(Jersey Shore anyone?)

      2 friends of mine still go tanning because one says, "I don't have problems like you." What problem is that? Cancer?

      And the other, I really don't know her problem. I never tanned at a salon in my life, EVER! And I wasn't a big sun worshipper when I was younger either. This just happened to me.

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      Joan C
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      Thanks for posting this.  I posted the link to my Facebook page, just to try to get the word out.  The Comments section of the article has a lot of posts saying that people should know that tanning is bad.  But I wonder how much of the general public really thinks it;s as bad as it is.  I still know people who think it is good to get a "base tan" before a winter cruise or something.

      There is a lot of press about sunscreen in the summer, but I don't know that there is enough public education on the dangers of indoor tanning.  We obviously have a long way to go if mothers who would never buy their daughters cigarettes continue to take them to the tanning salon!

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      Joan C
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      Thanks for posting this.  I posted the link to my Facebook page, just to try to get the word out.  The Comments section of the article has a lot of posts saying that people should know that tanning is bad.  But I wonder how much of the general public really thinks it;s as bad as it is.  I still know people who think it is good to get a "base tan" before a winter cruise or something.

      There is a lot of press about sunscreen in the summer, but I don't know that there is enough public education on the dangers of indoor tanning.  We obviously have a long way to go if mothers who would never buy their daughters cigarettes continue to take them to the tanning salon!

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      Joan C
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      Thanks for posting this.  I posted the link to my Facebook page, just to try to get the word out.  The Comments section of the article has a lot of posts saying that people should know that tanning is bad.  But I wonder how much of the general public really thinks it;s as bad as it is.  I still know people who think it is good to get a "base tan" before a winter cruise or something.

      There is a lot of press about sunscreen in the summer, but I don't know that there is enough public education on the dangers of indoor tanning.  We obviously have a long way to go if mothers who would never buy their daughters cigarettes continue to take them to the tanning salon!

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      Joan C
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      Thanks for posting this.  I posted the link to my Facebook page, just to try to get the word out.  The Comments section of the article has a lot of posts saying that people should know that tanning is bad.  But I wonder how much of the general public really thinks it;s as bad as it is.  I still know people who think it is good to get a "base tan" before a winter cruise or something.

      There is a lot of press about sunscreen in the summer, but I don't know that there is enough public education on the dangers of indoor tanning.  We obviously have a long way to go if mothers who would never buy their daughters cigarettes continue to take them to the tanning salon!

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      bcl
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      Thank you for positing this Jill, while I’m disappointed in the mothers (and wonder if some children will want to sue mommy dearest down the road…)  I'm not that surprised given the amount of advertising and confusing information out there. And we only need to look at this tanning site to see how hard industry is working to maintain access to children – http://www.theita.com/?page=State_Legislation

      But thankfully some governments are realizing that legislation is the logical next step to publicly funded education and I'm thrilled to post here that the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia has just moved to ban minors under nineteen from indoor tanning! Hopefully this will be the first of many….

      It is important to note the legislation passed third reading with unanimous support from the NDP, Progressive Conservative AND Liberal parties. (Important because industry reps have been known to say criticism is politically motivated.)    

       http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/bills/tanning_beds_act_bill_102/

      Thanks again Jill, this article may just help me with our own local push, linda

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      bcl
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      Thank you for positing this Jill, while I’m disappointed in the mothers (and wonder if some children will want to sue mommy dearest down the road…)  I'm not that surprised given the amount of advertising and confusing information out there. And we only need to look at this tanning site to see how hard industry is working to maintain access to children – http://www.theita.com/?page=State_Legislation

      But thankfully some governments are realizing that legislation is the logical next step to publicly funded education and I'm thrilled to post here that the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia has just moved to ban minors under nineteen from indoor tanning! Hopefully this will be the first of many….

      It is important to note the legislation passed third reading with unanimous support from the NDP, Progressive Conservative AND Liberal parties. (Important because industry reps have been known to say criticism is politically motivated.)    

       http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/bills/tanning_beds_act_bill_102/

      Thanks again Jill, this article may just help me with our own local push, linda

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      JakeinNY
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      Shame on their mothers. It's like the mother going with them to pick up their first pack of cigarettes.

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      JakeinNY
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      Shame on their mothers. It's like the mother going with them to pick up their first pack of cigarettes.

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