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Ohio Lawmakers Look to Ban Tanning Bed Use for Kids And Teens Featured

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Ohio teens might need to grab a bottle of self-tanner as lawmakers introduce a bill that will prohibit children and teens from using tanning beds. 

As News5 reports, current law allows kids and teens access to tanning beds with parental permission but House Bill 169 would prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds at all. 

Supporters say it’s about protecting kids, with tanning increasing the risk of skin cancer, including melanoma which is one of the most common cancers among young people. However others argue the bill is an example of government overreach and could hurt businesses.  

Meanwhile, the bill remains in committee and will likely be heard in the next few months.

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