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Should tanning salons / booths / beds be legal? Why? If so, should then should their be...

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junior01 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM via web

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Should tanning salons / booths / beds be legal? Why? If so, should then should their be an age limit or time limit?

Should tanning salons / booths / beds be legal? Why? If so, should then should their be an age limit or time limit?

Is it the same as alcohol (liver damage & drunk driving), tobacoo (cancer), or drugs (a whole list of issues)? Is it a personal choice as many of the above are considered?

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kerria90 | Student | eNoter

Posted April 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM (Answer #2)

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM (Answer #3)

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For me, this is a personal choice.  If we can make tanning beds illegal, then we would also have to ban lying out in the sun too much.  It's too intrusive on the part of the government to ban something like this.  As for an age limit, I think there should be a limit but that people under the limit should be able to do it if they have parental permission.

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM (Answer #4)

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If alcohol and tobacco are still legal I don't see any possible way you could outlaw tanning beds.  I think their should be warning labels and media campaigns by concerned citizens, but I don't think it is our most pressing problem in the country today. 

Kristen Lentz

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