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April 20, 2014, 4:39 pm
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Fit Club Supports Tan Ban Plan


Fake Sun: Real Cancer--A promotional poster supporting Springfield's proposed tanning ban
Fake Sun: Real Cancer--A promotional poster supporting Springfield's proposed tanning ban

At least one Springfield business isn’t waiting for a city ordinance to ban use of tanning salons by minors.

 

FitClub announced Monday that it will no longer allow anyone under the age of 18 to use tanning beds at its three Springfield locations.

 

Alderman Sam Cahnman, who, alongside Alderman Steve Dove, is sponsoring an ordinance to make that ban mandatory citywide, says he believes he now has the votes to pass it, and plans to bring the ordinance out of committee for a vote at tonight’s city council meeting.

 

Cahnman says that even if Springfield does pass the tanning ban for minors, other tanning parlors outside the Springfield city limits could still allow minors to tan.

 

State law says that minors must have their parents permission to use tanning beds at tanning parlors.

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