Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159
As practicing physician specializing in dermatology for the past 25 years, I have seen many patients suffer and die from skin cancer caused by tanning beds. I and many other health professionals view the tanning industry the same way we view the tabacco industry. I would urge the FTC to support a tax on tanning bed use to help offset the costs associated with care of the patients with disease caused by tanning.