Fulfilling the "Jersey Shore" mantra of G.T.L. _ gym, tanning, laundry _ may soon be a lot harder for teenagers in New York as the state tries to become the first to ban indoor tanning for all minors.
The industry considers a bill before the Legislature to be another "nanny state" assault on their business, and the proposal comes at the height of the indoor tanning season for teens: prom time.
The American Cancer Society has named the bill as one of its top priorities for the legislative session.
"It can be horrific," said Harvey Weisenberg, a Long Island life guard for 50 of his 77 years and the Assembly sponsor of the bill. "This is a cancer-causing process. They do it for proms. They do it for special occasions. ... There is lots of evidence."
The Democrat need look not look far for examples. His leg that was treated for skin cancer two weeks ago, and he still works as a lifeguard.