ASA News

New Yorkers Suffering Psoriasis, Depression and Other Ills Turn To Tanning

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meredith Hoffman at reports on alternative reasons people regularly visit tanning salons.

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Connecticut Salons Volunteer Tougher Protocol for Teenage Sunbed Usage

Friday, January 4, 2013

A Connecticut tanning industry group’s efforts to promote self-regulation of the teenage tanning issue in Connecticut gained press attention this week.

Tom Kelleher, owner of Tommy’s Tanning based in Connecticut, and Karen Bentlage of Future Industries met with members of the press in the capitol building in Hartford, Conn., this week. Kelleher and Bentlage have already spearheaded an effort to sign nearly 100 salons to the self-regulatory pledge.

Kelleher and the Connecticut group are working with an ASA lobbying group to promote the effort. Here are three stories that appeared today from their meetings:

Welcome to the American Suntanning Association

Monday, December 17, 2012

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Because you are a responsible sunbed salon owner! ASA is an all-salon-owner organization dedicated to taking immediate action to correct misconceptions about sunbed salons in the press, the medical community and in state and federal government bodies. ASA is a science-first organization committed to spreading the right message the right way.

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