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Bill Could Ban Tanning For Teens | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 82 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Apr 6, 2011, titled Bill Could Ban Tanning For Teens | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for anyone under 18 to tan indoors, unless prescribed by a doctor.

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Snowplow Johnny

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Apr 6, 2011
This is another reason why we need less government. Ridiculous. Big Brother is coming I guess, get out of his way and nod your head like a good puppet.
Evylone

Columbus, OH

#3 Apr 6, 2011
I seem to remember needing parental consent to tan at 16, why is this not good enough for my daughter? Might have to put a tanning bed in my extra room....
seriously

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 6, 2011
When did we stop holding people, and parents, accountable for making good choices? Education on the issues are a must, but making so many laws against things because it "could" create a problem for that person is ridiculous!
Tan police

Delaware, OH

#5 Apr 6, 2011
You're under arrest on charges of unlawful possession of an unauthorized tan.
Murda Row Records

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 6, 2011
Hellz yeah ima start buyin up mad tannin beds and gettin sum space rented and have a massiv wearhouse full of beds and charging mad monies. Black market tannin fo cheap. VIP lists, bar, it be just like the roarin 20's.
Clueless

Columbus, OH

#7 Apr 6, 2011
While I don't agree that an outright ban is needed, I do think more oversight on consent would be a good thing. Currently, teens can take a consent form home and get a signature. I know when I was in high school, I was a master at forging my mother's signature. How about they just require the parent to come in and sign the consent form? I think that is a bit more reasonable.
sunshine

Zanesville, OH

#9 Apr 6, 2011
Bravo; More tax dallors well spent. Blow's my mind!!!!!!!
Mad Max

Davisburg, MI

#10 Apr 6, 2011
How about working on a balanced budget?
Joe

Chillicothe, OH

#11 Apr 6, 2011
Will we need permission from the government to go out in the sun?
Robert

United States

#12 Apr 6, 2011
People keep forgetting when Republicans get in office, they start legislating morality. Bleh.
the good son

Findlay, OH

#13 Apr 6, 2011
i guess i have a respectful, honest son (16 yrs.old) because he just came to me yesterday about wanting to tan. he knew he needed permission and i respect that, and it's my choice to let him.

Since: Mar 11

Powell, OH

#14 Apr 6, 2011
Good, tired of seeing all these damn Oompa-Loompa looking teens everywhere.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#15 Apr 6, 2011
Dont we have bigger and better things to worry about government wise????? I mean really. I give up, these morons we have in office really dont have anything better to do than look at "underage tanning"?
wow

United States

#16 Apr 6, 2011
HOW ABOUT WE WORK ON JOBS, CRIME, AND NOT TELL ME WHAT I CAN AND CANT DO WITH MY KIDS. KEEP YOUR GD NOSE OUT OF MY BUSINESS OHIO LAWMAKERS. OHIO IS COMMIES AND SOON IT WILL SPREAD. F THE LAWMAKERS, ALL OF THEM, THEY CANT GET ALONG ANYWAYS, I BET IN THAT ROTUNDA A LOT OF SEX IS GOING ON THAT WE DONT KNOW ABOUT. BETTER CHECK IT OUT. THANK GOD I HAVE A TANNING BED IN MY, THAT IS RIGHT MY HOUSE, AND STAY THE HELL OUT OF MY HOUSE OHIO.
NurseMeg

Columbus, OH

#17 Apr 6, 2011
It's personal choice. I work in health care, and if the parents and the "child" are consenting to put themselves at risk for developing skin cancer, it is solely their choice. Why get the government involved? It sounds so silly.
Gabby

Columbus, OH

#18 Apr 6, 2011
A bill for this and a bill for that. Good grief don't you people have anything better to do than set around and think up stupid bills to enforce.
If a parent gives consent for their teen to tan that is their right. There is nothing wrong with 16-17yr old teens tanning. Under that age, yes I think it's a little crazy to let a younger child use the tanning bed . What's next , are they going to pass a bill to say you can't be out in the sun.Some of these OHIO LAWMAKERS are total idiots
TechJunky

Columbus, OH

#19 Apr 6, 2011
Ah, the glory of 18. Young lady, now that you're 18 years old, you can buy cigarettes, lottery tickets, & get into some clubs. You can vote, join the military, & young lady.. now you can tan.

Tanning just doesn't fit there.

Come on, they're going to find a way to look like a burnt piece of toast no matter what, why waste time making a law?
Hmmmmm

Columbus, OH

#20 Apr 6, 2011
Murda Row Records wrote:
Hellz yeah ima start buyin up mad tannin beds and gettin sum space rented and have a massiv wearhouse full of beds and charging mad monies. Black market tannin fo cheap. VIP lists, bar, it be just like the roarin 20's.
Wow! Before you start considering opening up a business, you may want to take a few courses in business. First class should be English Composition.
Free the Zonkey

Reynoldsburg, OH

#21 Apr 6, 2011
Joe wrote:
Will we need permission from the government to go out in the sun?
Yes, police will be doing SPF checks at sidewalk checkpoints.
Snowbird

Wilmington, OH

#22 Apr 6, 2011
Hey, if parents are dumb enough to let their teens microwave themselves for thirty minutes twice a week, then so be it. If they're dumb enough to believe that SPF 50 will keep them from getting cancer, then so be it. If these teens want to look like they're 40 years old when they're only 25, then so be it.

Sorry, kids, but tanning is nothing more than cooking your skin - it dries out your natural oils and causes you to wrinkle and age at a quicker rate - and it doesn't matter if you lay in a tanning bed or out in the sun - the results are the same. A tanning bed will get you there quicker, however.

But should it be a law? No.

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