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News Archive for October, 2010

Tans Are Not Damage, Derm Says

Friday, October 29th, 2010

“A suntan is an evolutionary device, it protects against burning. A suntan is just a sign of increased pigment, melanin, in the skin and is a natural biological response to the sun, not a sign of skin damage.” — Dr. …

Cancer Groups Admit ‘Sun Scare’ Mistake

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

One of the internet’s leading health advocacy web sites is reporting that cancer organizations are now advocating sensible sun exposure — simply avoiding sunburn instead of avoiding all sunlight — in writing — a policy shift that would align them …

Report: Derms Misbrand Sunscreen

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Many dermatologists who sell chemical sunscreen products in their own offices are improperly, and perhaps illegally, counseling patients that sunscreen prevents skin cancer — an advertising claim that the U.S. government does not allow sunscreen retailers to make, a report …

30 Win $100,000 at Smart Tan Downtown

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Thirty tanning business owners won more than $100,000 in prizes in the “Deal or Deal” prize give-away game show that closed Smart Tan’s 15th Annual Convention, Smart Tan Downtown, Sunday afternoon in downtown Nashville.

2010-10-25 Downtown2 copyThe three-day conference and two-day trade …

Reality TV Covering Smart Tan Convention

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Television’s Style Network will be at Smart Tan’s annual convention Oct. 23 to follow and film keynote speaker Bill Rancic for his hit reality show, “Giuliana & Bill.” The Network will be following Rancic, who is the keynote presenter in …

Letter: Remember Election Day Nov. 2

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

2010-10-20 Remember Election Day Nov 2 copyAn email letter circulated to indoor tanning professionals this week is making the case that tanning facility owners need to mobilize to vote against congressional representatives who put the 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning in health care reform …

Protesting the ‘Tan Tax’

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

On Monday, protesters stood outside in Chelsea, New York to fight against the excise tax on tanning services or “Tan Tax”. James Oliver, owner of Beach Bum Tanning, feels the tax is hurting his business.

“This tax is affecting the

Tanning Market Optimistic for 2011

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Six out of 10 indoor tanning facility owners believe that their 2011 business performance will improve from this year, according to a SmartTan.com poll conducted in October — a solid sign that optimism is still prevailing in the indoor tanning …

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