To help fund the $940 billion health care overhaul, a 10% tax on individuals receiving indoor tanning services was tacked on, and the initiative is expected to generate $2.7 billion over ten years.
I think this is legit…there are sin taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, why not on tanning? It’s terrible for you and makes you much more likely to get skin cancer. And I say this as someone who has spent a fair amount of time bathing in both natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation
I think the bigger surprise is that Americans collectively spend $2.7 billion on tanning each year.