Connecticut Salons Volunteer Tougher Protocol for Teenage Sunbed Usage

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: