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Should minors be allowed to use tanning beds?

Asked at Dillons on Massachusetts Street on January 31, 2014

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Photo of Debbie Laurent

“No, I think it’s a bad thing and it causes problems later in life.”

Photo of Megan Lounds

“I think no.”

Photo of Ingrid Hartman

“No, I don’t think anybody should.”

Photo of Tracy Quillin

“No, it’s damaging to the skin.”

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Wayne James 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Anyone under the age of consent should NOT be allowed to use these MACHINES without parental consent or without the parent being present while said underage person is using this machine. My question is WHY does one feel it necessary to get/have a tan at all times? God gave you the skin color you have, so why does one feel it necessary to change what GOD gave you? Hasn't been proven that these "tanning beds" are not entirely safe?

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Leslie Swearingen 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Aren't minors everyone under 18? I think that teens who are 15 or older should be able to do so.

When I was a child I thought that minor meant miner and I used to worry about them being denied certain things because I couldn't understand why a miner couldn't smoke. It just didn't seem fair to me.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I believe that when minors at about the age of 5 or 6 are allowed to buy alcohol and cigarettes, they should be allowed to use tanning beds, because by then they will be aware of the health risks.

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