- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has reached a settlement with a chain of tanning salons to stop making claims about the health benefits of tanning.

The agreement is with HT Franchising Management LLC, doing business as Hollywood Tans, and with Hollywood Tans NYC, its Manhattan-based franchise.

The parent corporation has six other franchises in New York state and more than 100 nationally.

Authorities say it prohibits New York franchises from offering “unlimited” tanning packages, targeting high school students, or making therapeutic claims such as “it can help your body create vitamin D to prevent cancer.”

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, citing concerns over the cancer risk of indoor tanning, started an investigation last year into misleading advertising.

A call to the company was not initially returned Thursday.

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