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Old 03-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Do we need to limit tanning bed usage for minors?

Politicians and doctors across the country seem to think so. One bill in North Carolina has passed completely banning all tanning bed usage for minors:

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Teens under the age of 18 would no longer be allowed to use indoor tanning beds under a bill that passed the state House Wednesday.

Current law bans children under 14 from using indoor tanning beds, but allows 14-to 17-year-olds to use them with a parent's written permission. House Bill 18 would remove that exception, instituting a full ban for anyone under 18.

Lawmakers say the change is needed because a growing body of scientific evidence shows tanning beds dramatically increase the risk for deadly melanoma and other skin cancers.

Sponsor Rep, Mark Hollo, R-Alexander, called it a "public safety bill." He cited "overwhelming evidence" that ultraviolet radiation in general, and tanning beds in particular, cause skin cancer.

Hollo said tanning bed radiation can be 15 times stronger than natural sunlight, and the earlier the exposure, the higher the cumulative risk. He said studies clearly show that people who use tanning beds before the age of 35 have a 75% greater chance of skin cancer.


Someone justify this for me. Do we need to take these measures? Can't we just educate teens about the risks of too much tanning bed usage, like in a pamphlet or something?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Someone justify this for me. Do we need to take these measures? Can't we just educate teens about the risks of too much tanning bed usage, like in a pamphlet or something?


Like we do with everything else?

And kids still do stupid shit.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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You don't need tanning beds anyway.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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14 year olds know exactly what they're doing. I say let them.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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^Woah, I never noticed I was in your sig.

I think there should definitely be restrictions or limitations but banning it for everyone under 18 is drastic.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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Did I not send you the "welcome to my sig" gift basket?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #9
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I think a guy I knew in school's brother died because he used sunbeds.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:03 PM   #10
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I think tanning beds should be banned for anyone of any age.

No really. I seriously think that. That shit is going to kill every single one you leathery, vain sons-of...

On second thought, let natural selection get them early. Take all the age limits off them!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:03 PM   #11
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Tanning beds should be done with period.
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On second thought, let natural selection get them early. Take all the age limits off them!

Came in here to say this, lol

Also, does anyone actually find that shit attractive?
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Came in here to say this, lol

Also, does anyone actually find that shit attractive?

Being tan?

Yes.

Being overly tan?

No.

But you have to remember, a lot of the kids this affects were mentally shaped by people like Snooki.
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Tanning beds should be done with period.

It seems you are done with commas.
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Being tan?

Yes.

Being overly tan?

No.

But you have to remember, a lot of the kids this affects were mentally shaped by people like Snooki.

Well yea, being kinda tan is attractive, but these things usually turn people orange and gross. Or is that just from using them to much?

Because I've never seen someone who just goes swimming a lot be orange.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #17
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Just ban them all together.
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No, I meant tanning beds shouldn't be hanging around period anymore. He's a bad influence.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #19
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Well yea, being kinda tan is attractive, but these things usually turn people orange and gross. Or is that just from using them to much?

Because I've never seen someone who just goes swimming a lot be orange.

That's just from too much of it.

I know a lot of girls that will tan every couple days for a few weeks before summer, then let nature take over. None of them are leathery and orange. I'm sure that over the course of many years, it'll add up faster than if you just used natural sunlight, but you know... no one cares how you look when you're 30...
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #20
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their obviously dangerous and don't serve any important purpose, yet people use them in the sake of vanity, which is known to lead people to make bad decisions. educating people about them would obviously be a good idea. a quicker solution would be banning them.
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