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News Archive for July, 2011

Apparent ‘Sting’ Survey Targets Teen Tanning

Friday, July 29th, 2011

A New Jersey tanning business owner received a phone call July 21 from what is apparently a sting operation attempting to get tanning salon employees to tell an operator they would allow a teen-age caller to tan in their salon …

10% Tax Hurting Tanning Businesses: Poll

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

About two-thirds of tanning businesses say the federal 10 percent excise tax on UV tanning services — which took affect in July 2010 as part of the 2010 Health Care Act — has hurt their businesses more than they expected, …

Report: ‘Tanning: Let the Sunshine In’

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

One of Britain’s largest newspapers on Tuesday published a story accusing Sun Scare profiteers of going to far — asking the question, “Is it time we stopped being so scared of the sun?”

2011-07-27 Let the sunshine in copyIn an article headlined,“Tanning: Let the Sunshine …

NCI and ACS Mislead on Cancer: Book

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

A leading expert on cancer prevention has once again slammed North America’s two largest cancer organizations for failing to focus on cancer prevention efforts like vitamin D sufficiency and instead squandering donor and taxpayer money on pharmaceutical-oriented cancer treatment programs.…

Tanning Better Than Not Tanning: Story

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The benefits humans get from suntans far outweigh the risks of overdoing it, an astronomer whose life work has been studying the sun wrote last week in a column that’s getting lots of attention.

2011-07-25 Tanning Better Than Not Tanning copyBob Berman — an American astronomer …

What If ‘Big Pharm’ Sold Sunshine?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

“If a pharmaceutical company patented and sold sunshine, the public message we receive about it would be completely different.” — Consumer web site, which promotes a balanced message about UV light from any source.

2011-07-22 What If Big Pharm Sold Sunshine — which supports indoor …

Rep. Grimm Stands Up for Indoor Tanning

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

2011-07-21 Grimm copyThe U.S. congressman who authored legislation this summer to repeal the 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning is getting media attention for standing up for the indoor tanning market.

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, R-New York, says standing up for …

Salons Split On ‘11 Weather Impact: Poll

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

2011-07-20 Weather Impact copyThe tanning market appears split on the impact of the weather on business in 2011, according to a poll conducted in July. Just less than half say the weather has helped business this year, while just less than half …