California bans use of tanning beds by minors

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  1. smile72
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  2. gokujr1000

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    I thought Minors already weren't allowed to use Tanning Beds.
     
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  3. Hyro-Sama

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    I guess Californian women will not be hot any more.
     
  4. smile72
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    Nope, in the U.S. they're allowed to use tanning beds.
     
  5. gokujr1000

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    They still have the Sun, although it may take a little longer to get Tan.
     
  6. Nathan Drake

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    I've had a problem with tanning beds for ages for the obvious reasons that minors are not being allowed to use them anymore. They cause skin cancer at an abnormal rate, and some actually become addicted to tanning. They go upwards of 20 or 30 times a month, which is insane on so many levels. To make things worse, many girls that tan don't seem to be aware of the increased risk they are at. How can a more attractive skintone (to a certain extent) be worth potentially dying, or having hideous scars on your body that leave you embarassed? It's like how smokers understand the risks, but they just can't resist.

    Glad to see at least one state taking the necessary steps. I would hope that more states begin to take similar action. I would hate to see some incredibly pretty girls (being the majority of those that tan from everything I see), or anybody for that matter, that I know fall prey to skin cancer.
     
  7. KingVamp

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    So, they have to be adults to get self appose cancer? I see... :unsure:
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    The further problems sit in the market. Although there are legitimate health safety concerns regarding tanning beds, the only way to further take action would be a full ban. The issues there remain numerous though. The number of tanning salons, people who own tanning beds, and the like is too much. It is too hard to control. Requiring ID though is something simple, but how many tanning salons will truly make the effort to uphold the law?
     
  9. prowler

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    It's funny that you post this on a gaming forum, obviously we're all tanning people here.
     
  10. Veho

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    How else would gamers get a tan? Go outside?
     
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  11. BlueStar

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    You mean Californian children.
     
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    Not that there needs to be more evidence of my detachment from the world but a tan is a prerequisite should one desire to be considered hot now? Often I can fail to contain the hum of Oompa Loompa but that I guess is a different matter.

    Anyhow barring the usual dislike of the "ban it" mentality that seems to be so pervasive among many governments (although this looks to have been a considered thing rather than reactionary) and others these days and perhaps thoughts of dislike towards those that would reduce the effectiveness of natural selection (I am told people are waiting to have children and if this is in the 25 to 29 range) I have no objections.
     
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  13. pokefloote

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    Good. Tired of seeing these fake tan girls everywhere. California... -_-
     
  14. Zetta_x

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    Completely agree,
    Although I'm pretty sure this law will increase the effectiveness of natural selection.

    -Stay tuned for the teenage daughter who tried to microwave herself.
     
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  16. _Chaz_

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    I didn't realize that the use of tanning beds was so out of control that it warranted a law.
     
  17. Gahars

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    Oh no?

    I don't see the appeal of tanning beds in general, so this doesn't sound like a big deal. If kids want to be tan, they'll just have to suck it up and go into the sunlight.
     
  18. Thesolcity

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    I'll just file this under Jerry Brown's recent slew of banning/removing CERTAIN things.
     
  19. Oveneise

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    Wow... if any state would do this, it'd be California, ha.
    But I really don't uphold the use of tanning beds, since its cancer for your cash.
     
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    You are silly. :)
     
  21. Jan1tor

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    That's terrible, just terrible. If people want to give themselves skin cancer they should be allowed to do so. However if one should get skin cancer from said tanning bed their medical insurance should NOT be liable to pay for it. That is like saying let me get drunk and wreck my car and the insurance should pay for it. If people want to be stupid let them be stupid on their own dime!