According to CNN
, a part of the health care bill includes a 10% tax on indoor tanning customers.
As an editor who has long been hearing and reading about the connection between skin cancer and indoor tanning from the AAD, dermatologists, and studies, this makes sense to me, in line with a tax on cigarettes.
Per the article, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, "...indoor tanning before the age of 35 is linked to a 75% increase in the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, which has also become more common in young females. Meanwhile, nearly 30 million Americans hit the tanning beds each year and about 2.3 million of these people are teenagers."
What do you think? Is this fair?
Deputy Editor, Health & Beauty