TRENTON - Lawmakers want New Jersey to become the third state to ban UV tanning for those younger than 18.

Currently, children as young as 14 can tan if they have written permission from their parents.

The American Cancer Society announced today that skin cancer rates in New Jersey are up 43 percent. They say increased use of artificial tanning beds are to blame.

The Indoor Tanning Association told News 12 New Jersey that it believes opponents of tanning are exaggerating the health risks and that the U.S. government should not meddle in what should be a parent's decision.