Federal Tax on Indoor Tanning

For years, people have ignored the health concerns and warnings on indoor tanning. But now, it seems to be changing because a 10% federal tax has been initiated on indoor tanning. The tax became effective July 1st of this year. Many people feel that it is about time that something has been done to discourage people from increasing their risk for cancer. Dr. Debra Jaliman, a New York dermatologist, says…

I see younger and younger patients with melanomas, which are the deadliest form of skin cancer. We know that indoor tanning increases your chances of getting a melanoma by 75 percent and I do believe that this tax will be a deterrent. But there still needs to be legislation in every state to prevent minors from using these destructive devices.

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