tanning http://wamc.org en Cancer Society Seeks to Ban Youth Tanning http://wamc.org/post/cancer-society-seeks-ban-youth-tanning <p>The American Cancer Society and other health groups are pressing for a law in New York State that would ban anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning salon. They argue the growing risk of cancer to young people is too great a threat to ignore.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;</p><p>Supporters of the law cite statistics that show all forms of skin cancer, and particularly melanoma, which can sometimes result in death, are on the rise among young people.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 11:23:39 +0000 Karen Dewitt 38767 at http://wamc.org Cancer Society Seeks to Ban Youth Tanning VT Governor Does Not Sign Youth Tanning Ban http://wamc.org/post/vt-governor-does-not-sign-youth-tanning-ban <p>Vermont&#39;s governor has allowed a ban on the use of tanning beds by young people to become law without his signature.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Peter Shumlin said Wednesday that he did not approve of the legislation because of concerns about how it would be enforced.</p><p>Owners of establishments with tanning beds caught allowing people younger than 18 to use them would face fines.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 11:13:02 +0000 Pat Bradley 38166 at http://wamc.org VT Governor Does Not Sign Youth Tanning Ban