...under the age of 18 better accept that pale is the new tan.
On Sunday, October 9th, the melanoma world received great news. California banned use of tanning beds by minors.
Prior to Governor Jerry Brown's decision, California minors between the ages of 14 and 17 were able to use tanning beds with the consent of their parents. Not anymore! Outlawed! Just like smoking!
AIM at Melanoma put a lot of work into getting this bill approved. Thanks to their determination, some teens will never step foot in a tanning salon, and hey, maybe if they do not use a tanning bed, maybe they will never hear those sickening words, "You have melanoma." Chances are high, I believe.
Hey, the rest of the United States, PAY ATTENTION! California, you are saving lives!