Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

News from The Associated Press: "AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A proposal that would make it harder for Texas teenagers to enter the tanning bed was compared to legislation against Big Tobacco as lawmakers took up the issue.

'In the United states and Texas, we don't allow our teens to purchase cigarettes until after they are 18 because it is a carcinogen,' said Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton. 'Yet we don't do that for tanning beds, which can expose teens to the same risk for cancer.'

The bill would require anyone under 18 years old to get a doctor's note before using a tanning bed and would require a parent be with them in the salon. Supporters and detractors said this would be the strictest legislation any state has passed on teen tanning."

1 comment:

vikk simmons said...

I mean, don't they have anything else to think about? Talk about avoidance.