Colleges Block Debit Cards' Use at Tanning Salons

May 27, 2015

Under pressure from cancer prevention groups and members of Congress, some colleges are moving to bar their students from using their campus-provided debit cards to get a fake tan, The Boston Globe reported. The newspaper's report notes that tanning beds are popping up in some off-campus apartments, and that some colleges let students pay for the service with their campus cash cards. The melanoma risks (and a letter from members of Congress to 18 institutions) are leading some college to block that use.

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