Maryland officials ban youth from using tanning beds

Nov 11, 2009 | Posted by: HOGstr | Full story: www.wbaltv.com

Howard County officials have voted to ban people under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices -- the first such ban in the country.

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Mercer Island

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Nov 11, 2009
 
Brown children don't need a tanning bed and the ones that do should get their parent's permission.
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i am pretty sure they already have a mother maryland...

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yep, right, uh huh

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#6
Nov 11, 2009
 
uh, thanks

“Oh smartness, where art thou?”

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Dey tuk er jerbs!

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Nov 11, 2009
 

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I think this is a good decision!
teens under 18 usually missuse things like this to ridiculous points! i've seen it happen!

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Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

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#8
Nov 11, 2009
 
Mercer Island wrote:
Brown children don't need a tanning bed and the ones that do should get their parent's permission.
Who non-brown children actually "need" a tanning bed? Who "needs" such a thing.
The Always Amazing Al

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Nov 11, 2009
 
Hey, next they'll be prohibiting abortions for <18's

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Fairport, NY

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Nov 12, 2009
 

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>Howard County officials have voted to ban people under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices....

Those Howard Country, oogling perverts want the high schoolers tanning outdoors.
Mike

Patchogue, NY

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#11
Nov 12, 2009
 
....ironically, they want the youths to use regular beds. Sick bastards.

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I'm just glad they are not concentrating on the ever growing crime and unemployment rates and focusing on more important matters like tanning!

Since: Dec 07

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Nov 12, 2009
 
Last time I used a tanning bed I realized I smelled like bacon when I was done, that coupled with laying in a 1/4 inch of my own sweat was it for me.

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Nov 12, 2009
 
As if the outdoor sun isn't harmful!
Next thing you know they will ban bikini's for anyone under 18 and require them to wear shorts that are no shorter than 6inches above the knee and only shirts with a sleeve...

Nothing like a Farmers tan!

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girlbinbad wrote:
As if the outdoor sun isn't harmful!
Next thing you know they will ban bikini's for anyone under 18 and require them to wear shorts that are no shorter than 6inches above the knee and only shirts with a sleeve...
Nothing like a Farmers tan!
It's generally understood that it's wise to use sunblock outdoors; it's not really under discussion.(Maybe not generally understood by young people.)

It's generally understood that tanning booths are much more dangerous than the sun - that's why the sessions in a booth are limited to a few minutes, as opposed to the usual hours sunbathing outside.

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Nov 12, 2009
 
shadow wrote:
i am pretty sure they already have a mother maryland...
it's just like laying in a giant cigarette.

can't get those unless you're 18 either.

and you have to admit there are plenty of parents that dont give a crap about their kids' well being.
Darrell Allen Ballard

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Nov 13, 2009
 
Its because young people are dumb, thats all.
Mercer Island

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Nov 14, 2009
 
Maryland officials ban youth from using tanning beds?

We all need to ask ourselves
What would Obama do?

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Nov 14, 2009
 
Mercer Island wrote:
Maryland officials ban youth from using tanning beds?
We all need to ask ourselves
What would Obama do?
I believe he would call a press conference and discuss the value of 'color' and we need not be worried about it...it is change, a change we can all embrace.....and he's not a 'johnny-come-lately to this change thing'....

rock on
Hah

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Nov 14, 2009
 
The Always Amazing Al wrote:
Hey, next they'll be prohibiting abortions for <18's
They should ban marriage for all those under 18. Pregnancy should not be a reason to marry an underage girl.
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Nov 14, 2009
 
that27th one wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe he would call a press conference and discuss the value of 'color' and we need not be worried about it...it is change, a change we can all embrace.....and he's not a 'johnny-come-lately to this change thing'....
rock on
Perhaps he could introduce a billion dollar bailout for tanning parlors that might be falling on hard times.
Tanning treatment vouchers would be given to light skinned ACORN workers (If there are any) at a cost of $300,000.00 per tanning session.
RDL

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#23
Nov 14, 2009
 
Mercer Island wrote:
Brown children don't need a tanning bed and the ones that do should get their parent's permission.
Technically, everyone is brown.

Even people of Caucasian descent are a very, very pale shade of brown.
DILF

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Nov 16, 2009
 
Mercer Island wrote:
Maryland officials ban youth from using tanning beds?
We all need to ask ourselves
What would Obama do?
He'd probably go outside to smoke a cigarette and think about it......

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