Tomorrow, in Springfield, IL there will be a City Council vote to ban teens from using indoor tanning facilities. The Indoor Tanning Association has hired a lobbyist who will speak at the hearing tomorrow, I am assuming to share the "benefits" of indoor tanning (there are none), but also to bemoan the loss of revenue for tanning salons due to the Tan Tax and the recession. I do not feel one ounce of sadness for these businesses, or for the ITA. People are dying. Dying from tanning bed use, and all these folks can complain about is MONEY? People are what's important, not money.
Even if only ONE teen is saved from melanoma by an indoor tanning ban in Springfield, it is worth the effort!