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Tanning policies for teens don't appear to be working

From NBC12 Healthcast 

Policies designed to prevent teens from using tanning beds don't appear to be working. That's according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. 
 
Several states have enacted policies that limit indoor tanning use among teens if they don't have parental consent. 

Experts at the American Cancer Society conducted phone surveys with teens and  their parents to determine indoor tanning use in 1998 and 2004. 

They found little change between the two study periods. In fact, indoor tanning went up slightly.

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