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Should we ban them?
- possible link to cancer
- disincentive for actually getting out in the fresh air
- generally a bit shit
yeah okay - ban them. (Unless anyone can think of strong counter-arguments)
Maybe not directly from research into sunbeds, but just the harmful effects of UV rays in general.
Basically, I find it weird that no one tackles the whole idea of 'tanned = good' when it's literally just burning your skin. Stupid beauty standard that should be stamped out (along with all the other damaging beauty standards).
Ban the general sale of cigarettes. Allow existing smokers to smoke under licence. If they want to continue smoking, then fine, but let's not have more people joining them.
This would give businesses who rely on tobacco sales plenty of time to diversify.
If people are aware of the risks and still want to use them then that's their prerogative maaaaaaan.
but dissuade people from using them and make sure everyone's aware of the risks. Don't know what the the law is atm on minimum age but bring one in/enforce it more.
but bearing in mind most of the beds I see about are in arcades or other bizarre places I'd put good money on it not being enforced in any way.
remember girls in my year used to use them at 13/14, which is pretty awful
I have no insight into this whatsoever, mind. Does spray tanning have the same effect as using a bed?
Tanning bretheren represent.
Gets everywhere (the state of my housemate's dressing gown is testament to this :@ ) and rubs off. Beds literally burn the colour into your skin.
A sunbed actually tans you. People like the feeling of having been "in the sun", as well as feeling it makes them look better.
hormone related zit on my face the other week, and I had been in the gym for yoga, and during Downward Dog so much blood rushed to my head, I though the spot was going to implode on itself and take my chin off with it./ So after class I decided to pop 2 quid in the stand up sunbed in the ladies changing room for a quick 4 minute blast, which usually eradicates a spot, but there was a sign on the cubicle saying they'd removed the sunbed now on health and safety grounds. I still have the fucking spot.
They are horrible things sunbeds but unless you're ginger the odd one now and again is not likely to kill you. you can spot people that use them regularly a mile off though, it's not a very nice look and they seem to go a colour that the sun itself would never actually turn you.
And only allow much higher powered ones that literally burn people to a crisp.
Make them REALLY fucking dangerous so casual users stop.
Maybe we should adopt this with cigarettes. Only brand available is Lucky Strike, with the 'lucky' straight being laced with cyanide.
They probably deserve skin cancer for being that vain
used exclusively by terrible people but banning would just push it underground.
Imagine walking through Camden at night, people with unnaturally browned skin hissing at your from darkened alleys 'hey man, need some sun?', 'looking to scor(ch)?', 'wanna get tanned?' etc
It would cause more problems tbh.