Statehouse Proposal Would Ban Teens From Tanning Beds

UPDATED: Wednesday May 1, 2013 12:45 PM

Two statehouse lawmakers are introducing a proposal that would ban tanning bed usage for anyone under the age of 18.

Democratic Rep. Michael Stinziano of Columbus, and Republican Rep. Terry Johnson of McDermott, are behind the legislation.

"Cigarettes cause cancer. Tanning beds cause cancer. Why do we protect our children from the dangers of tobacco smoke but not from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning?" said Stinziano.

The Ohio State Medical Association backs the bill, according to the lawmakers.

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