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State lawmakers have filed many damaging, regressive and even sexist bills this session (see below) but very few beneficial ones. The two exceptions: the eugenics compensation bill, HB 7; and HB 18, which prohibits people under age 18 from using tanning facilities without a written medical prescription. Here are some troubling statistics about the link between tanning and the deadliest form of skin cancer.

2.3 million Number of U.S. teenagers who visit a tanning salon each year

15% Increase in the risk of developing melanoma if you've used a tanning bed

75% Increase in the risk of developing melanoma if you used a tanning bed before age 35

44% Women in N.C. community colleges surveyed who say they have more self-confidence when they tan*

61,646 Number of people in the U.S. diagnosed with melanoma**

1–3 hours Amount of time you would have to spend at the beach without sun protection to equal 20 minutes in a tanning bed

*The 143 women surveyed were current and former tanning bed users

**2009, latest figures available

Sources Skin Cancer Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, N.C. Medical Journal

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