Why Teens Are Obsessed With Tanning

It looks hot, it feels good, and any downsides seem way off in the future. But skin cancer is striking more young people now

Kylie-Ayn Kennedy, 16, likes to get to the tanning parlor first thing in the morning. "The beds are cooler," explains the honor student in Easton, Pa. "By the end of the day, they're really hot when you get into them. After five minutes, you're sweating to death." So Kennedy, who has a summer job waitressing, likes to tan early--and often. Her favorite salon charges $6 a session or $40 for a month of unlimited use. "When I get my paycheck, I'll buy a month, and I'll go every day or every other day," she says. "I try to get in there...

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