"Tanning companies are still targeting minors and young adults with their advertising," he says. "People feel that they look so much better and their skin seems smoother when they're sporting a nice tan… Many states have laws in place regarding minors and tanning, but have done little to enforce rules."
Tanning beds are a big business
Defending children's right to expose themselves to deadly carcinogens seems pretty unthinkable, yet plenty of organizations do it in the name of "business," including a newspaper in my home state of Louisiana.
"Teens make up much of the clientele, especially near prom and homecoming dances, special events and before the summer months hit," it reads. "If this bill [outlawing tanning bed use by minors] passes, it will also put a dent in the pocket of many business owners and the sales tax revenues for municipalities."