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    Catherine, I strongly disagree with your post. Well, I agree that the FDA proposed regulations may not do much to keep kids out of tanning beds but … the indoor tanning lobbyists do NOT always win out. Just look at California, Vermont, and Oregon, plus Illinois, Nevada, and Texas are awaiting their governors’ signatures to have a full under 18 tanning bed ban! Other states have passed weaker bills, but not because the lobbyists won out … the lobbyists don’t want any restrictions. The tanning industry is a $5million business according to Forbes, not $8million. Their lobbyists are not that strong and are actually becoming their own worst enemy. And we have a grass roots effort already with AIM at Melanoma and the American Cancer Society leading us. So obviously I do not share the same pessimism as you do regarding the future of state teen tan bans, but instead I’m celebrating all the recent successes in our state legislatures.

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