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CDC: Teen tanning puts minors at higher risk

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It turns out teen girls are less likely to go to indoor tanning salons, it they live in states that restrict their access to tanning beds.

Past research has shown a direct link between the use of tanning beds as a teen raised the risk of skin cancer later in life.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.

Some states in an effort to reduce skin cancers have imposed rules on teen tanning, like requiring parental permission and age restrictions.

It appears those restrictions are working.

The new CDC study found young women who live in states with rules were 40% less likely.

A U.S. food and drug administration recommends no one younger than 18 engage in indoor tanning.

Oklahoma, currently, does not have any statewide restrictions on tanning beds for minors.

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