A proposed measure may impose new requirements on teens who seek to use tanning beds.
Wired PR News – A legislative proposal aimed at teen tanning may help to reduce the number of related skin cancer diagnoses in younger individuals. As reported by CBS 11 News, the bill would make the requirements for tanning bed use among teens stricter, with those under the age 18 being required to have a doctor’s note as well as be accompanied by parents on salon trips.
Carrolton State Rep. Burt Solomons is quoted as stating of the measure, “it’s not okay for minors to buy or smoke cigarettes, yet we don’t do the same thing for tanning beds and we know they both cause cancer.”
Under current Texas law, teens can use tanning beds with written permission from their parents. Cara Hoelscher, a former tanner, is quoted in the CBS 11 report as stating of the proposal, “I grew up tanning, but had that been a rule when I was under the age of 18, I would not have been as addicted as I was growing up.”
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