Ohio would become the third state to prohibit minors younger than 18 from using indoor tanning salons, if one of two bipartisan bills being considered by state lawmakers passes.
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What you had to say
We asked our readers on Facebook what they think of the proposed indoor tanning ban for people under 18. Here’s some of the responses.
Michele Shinlever: Ummm. 15 year olds can buy an abortion pill but can’t tan? Nice Job Government!
Joyce Genari: Back in the olden days, kids used to go outside to get a tan. I guess they don’t do that anymore.
Kara Willemsen: I tanned when I was younger, helped with my depression. A lot cheaper than a psychiatrist! But I made sure my exposure was limited to avoid getting burned. I think the government has more important things to worry about…
Marcia Berg: Sometimes the government has to step in to protect children when parents won’t. There have been so many studies showing the increased risk of skin cancer for people who start tanning at a young age.
Denise Ferguson: Why not just close all tanning beds for everyone! And yes I think it’s ridiculous that they want to ban under age tanning but an underage girl can get the morning after pill.
Corey Elkin: I know the permission form is the law right now, but why not keep it that way. The kids came out of our bodies. Therefore our decision not yours.