Stop The Bake For Teens' Sake !!!!

  1. This is The Legislation:

    The bill passed by the state legislature:
    Prohibit anyone under the age of 14 from using tanning facilities.
    18 requires parental permission
    People sign a waiver saying they acknowledge the risk before tanning.
    I D required ( drivers licences)

    Do you think teens should be allowed to go to tanning salons ?
  2. NO NO NO! they should do what normal teens do... goto the beach!
  3. I do not think teens should be able to go to tanning salons. Skin cancer shouldn't be taken so lightly. Parents should be able to decide what their children do until they turn 18. That's just my opinion!

    Edit: going to the beach isn't a better alternative, IMO. I'd prefer using self-tanning products over harmful exposure to the sun anyday.
  4. I HATE the idea of teens going to tanning salons.

    My students go to them all year long and then come in all burnt looking because they're not doing it responsibly. If it says to stay in for a minute, they'll do 3 just to "get a better tan". Horrible!

    They should get their tans naturally by being outside with friends or going to the beach. Worst case scenario, if they're not willing to spend the time outdoors, use self-tanner. They shouldn't feel the need to bake their skin now... it'll only cause wrinkling and skin cancer later on! :crybaby:
  5. Here in the Twin Cities, most of the tanning salons I've been in make you fill out a waiver pretty much signing your skin away and they check IDs. If you're under 16 you need to have parental permission otherwise it's all you. Lol.

    Either one spends their time in a tanning bed or lounging around at the beach and both cause skin problems along the line. Maybe tanning should be regulated more? At the salon I go to, they won't let you go more than once in a 24-hour period but who honestly needs to go on a daily basis? C'mon! I've only gone tanning before formals and whatnot and I get absolutely NO COLOR. I do it just because it's a really nice way to relax now and again. I've probably gone 12 times in my life.
  6. no tanning for teens
  7. i HATE tanning salons! if you want a tan instantly use fake tan and dont risk getting cancer!
  8. i thought this was already the law? it is in oregon anyway. or the policy of most salons. i just know no one would let me sign up until my fourteenth birthday, even though my mom was willing to sign.

    i'm not a fan of tanning for teens even though i did it sporatically as a teen. a lot of them take it too far and end up looking leathery by 16 or 17. :Push: then again, i also don't like the idea of kids/teens tanning in the sun either. i'd rather they go to a bed so they can control how long they're exposed. SUNSCREEN!! i really wish i'd known then what i know now...i probably wouldn't have as many freckles or weird moles that i have to keep an eye on.

    silly coco chanel and making tans fashionable...that's the only legacy she's left that i don't appreciate.
  9. my friend goes to them all the time (she's 16.) In the middle of winter she looks all bronzed. its just odd.
  10. ugh i hate the way a sunbed tan looks. my friend had one at home when we were about 10-11 before the risks were understood at all really and she went on it all the time :wtf: she doesn't do it anymore afaik but she's always tanned in the summer. i have a bit of a tan now but it's just from being outside a bit here and there, i get too bored sunbathing anyway.
  11. i've never used a tanning bed and never will!

    teenagers never think about the consequences of their actions because they feel should def. be banned!
  12. I hate the things and think they should be banned altogether.
  13. For teen people who are addicted to bed tanning are STUPID! They should buy some good alternative self-tanner products like Fake Bake, Mystictan, St.Tropez and more.

    So, you wanted to know more facts about bed tanning

    8 things that you don't know about-

    1) More than 90% of skin cancer is caused by sun expoure.

    -The UV rays of the sun are responsible for non-melanoma skin cancers. Unprotected expsoure to these rays can be from being outdoor, tanning booths, and even through your car or home windows!

    2.) Each hour, 1 person dies from skin cancer
    -About 2,800 people will die of non-melanoma skin cancer and about 8,000 will die of melanoma in the U.S. This year. The say thing is that many of these deaths could have been prevented by simply protecting ones self from the sun.

    3.)Skin Cancer account for more than 50% of all cancers combined.
    -Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among men and women.

    4.) More than one million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.
    -The American Cancer Society estimates that 1.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.

    5.)Skin Caner is mostly deadly for African-Americans and Latinos.

    - Altough the risk factor is rather low for African-Americans, Asians, Latinos, and skin cancer can be the most deadly for these groups.

    6.) 1 in 3 Caucasians will be diagnosed with skin cancer sometime in their life.
    -1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime with skin cancer. The risk factor is higher for Caucasians, with it be in one in 3.

    7.) One bad burn in childhood doubles the risk factor for melanoma later in life.
    - Protecting children against UV exposure is essential for skin health into adulthood. A blistering sun burn during childhood increases the risk of melanoma as an adult. Melanoma is the deadiest form of skin cancer.

    8.) The younger people started, the more they risk increased. Though these cancers are highly curable, they kill 2,000 people in the United States each year, predispose victims to other cancers and often leave disfiguring scars. (Teen refused give it up and would use the bed tanning forever!)

    In my opinion, I think that anyone who is under 18 are not allowed to be tanned due to cancer! Just buy alternative tan products like Fake Bake or whatever!
  14. Pale is beautiful.