Quantcast

Latest Indoor Tanning Association Stories

Report Finds Tanning Salons Are Misleading Customers
2012-02-02 06:09:34

A new congressional report accuses tanning salons of misleading their customers to try and gain business. The probe found that tanning salons are downplaying the risks of tanning in beds, and promoting benefits that do not exist to its younger clients that do not know any better. The investigation by the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee found that nearly all indoor tanning salons contacted denied the known risks of indoor tanning, and four out of five salons claimed it is...

2011-06-03 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Indoor Tanning Association applauds congressmen Michael Grimm of New York, Pat Tiberi of Ohio, Phil Roe of Tennessee and the 24 original cosponsors for their leadership in introducing H.R. 2092, legislation to repeal the regressive 10% tax on tanning services enacted as a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (President Obama's healthcare reform legislation). "This tax has been a serious hardship on our industry," ITA President...

2011-01-20 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indoor Tanning Association praised the House Republican leadership today for fulfilling its campaign promise to the American people and voting to repeal healthcare reform. "As the industry first hit by the bill's many tax increases, we applaud the steps taken today to protect jobs and support small businesses across the country," said ITA president Dan Humiston. "We understand that there are many more steps in the process but we...

2010-02-25 11:37:00

FTC prohibits Indoor Tanning Association from making false health claims SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the proven negative health consequences of smoking and tanning are undeniable, tobacco and indoor tanning advertisers would like consumers to think otherwise. In fact, a new study comparing the tactics used in advertising tobacco and indoor tanning products found several similarities in how these two industries market unhealthy products. In the report...

2010-01-27 09:55:00

schaumburg, Ill., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for issuing a consent order that prohibits the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) from making false health and safety claims about indoor tanning. The Academy raised its concerns about the false statements being made by the ITA with the FTC in 2008 after the ITA launched an advertising campaign designed to portray indoor tanning as safe and beneficial....

2009-08-18 09:19:00

Proposed law would regulate teens' right to tan more rigidly than their right to marry, drive a car, and join the military WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) denounced Introduced Resolution 1714, which would ban Suffolk teens under the age of 18 from using a sun-bed. John Overstreet, executive director of the ITA issued the following statement regarding the bill: It is inconsistent and illogical for a teen in Suffolk to be banned...

2009-07-29 16:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indoor Tanning Association will run a full-page ad in tomorrow's New York Post condemning the hype related to the recent categorization of tanning beds as a "Group 1" carcinogen. "The Indoor Tanning Association will not stand by and allow some members of the media to unfairly malign our product and the thousands of small business owners who are our members, by grossly exaggerating the risks associated with tanning beds," said Indoor...

2009-03-16 10:30:00

Moderate Exposure to UV Light Provides Vitamin D, but be Careful Not to Burn Cautions Tanning Association WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With spring break upon us, The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) is encouraging beach goers to tan responsibly. While moderate exposure to UV light is necessary for good health, overexposure to UV light can be a dangerous byproduct of too much time in the sun. In order for tanners to get all the benefits of UV light, such as Vitamin D,...

e01d6649c8c20fd858836409282b490d1
2008-12-08 11:35:00

A new study has discovered that although states have tried to keep teens away from dangerous levels of tanning bed use, regulations appear to be ineffective, likely because of lack of enforcement. "Basically, these are businesses that are exposing teenagers to carcinogens," said Dr. Jeffrey Sosman, a melanoma researcher at Vanderbilt University, who was not involved with the study. Some 20 states have launched laws to force minors to cut back on their use of indoor tanning booths, according...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
Related