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In the latest news about tanning legislation (Congress slapped a tax on tanning beds nationwide earlier this summer as part of the new healthcare bill), the New York Post just did a sneaky undercover investigative piece showing that most tanning salons in New York City don't obey laws requiring them to card their young customers. See, the rules are kinda simple ... Read More...

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Pauly D, The Situation, Jersey Shore-ites, tanaholics ... LISTEN UP. Some devastating news happened in the "T" part of your GTL world today. As of this morning, part of President Obama's new healthcare bill went into effect — a 10 percent federal tax slapped on all tanning services nationwide. The tax is part of an effort to discourage people from tanning indoors. That means turning your skin an unnatural shade of orange-brown just got a little more expensive.

Why? Well, to start, the government needs more money. (The tax is expected to bring in $2.7 billion over 10 years.) But that's not the only reason. Tanning isn't exactly the healthiest activity. Last year, tanning was compared to being as bad for you as arsenic. (You know how cigarettes are taxed? Well, lawmakers now treat smoking and tanning similarly.) The Melanoma Research Foundation reports: "The incidence of people under 30 developing melanoma is increasing faster than any other demographic group, soaring by 50 percent in young women since 1980." Scary!

But, lots of people still tan. And the ones who do aren't happy about the government deciding to tax their vice. Today, Nebraskans are holding protest rally against the tax. Why Jersey natives didn't think of this first, we're not sure.

+ Do you tan?

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