Trying to impose a tan ban on teens

July 31, 2008 4:33:14 AM PDT
The Canadian Cancer Society wants teenagers banned from tanning salons.

That would mean sprays, lotions and natural sunlight would be the only options for those under 18 to get that golden glow.

A spokeswoman for the Canadian Cancer Society says tanning causes significant damage to the skin and increases the risk of skin cancer.

She says preventing teens from using tanning equipment would be a natural progression from existing laws banning youth from other harmful products, like cigarettes and alcohol.