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FDA cracks down on tanning bed industry

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It's the first nationwide crackdown on the tanning industry.

The Food and Drug Administration announces tanning beds must now carry warning labels - cautioning anyone under 18 not to use them.

The FDA is reclassifying them as "moderate-risk devices" instead of "low-risk."

A new study finds people who use tanning beds have a much greater risk of getting melanoma -- the deadliest of skin cancers -- even if they've never burned.

The Indoor Tanning Association calls the new rule excessive.

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