Across the US, more states are looking to place restrictions or bans regarding age limits on indoor tanning. We polled our base to confirm whether they agreed or disagreed in letting the government make decisions for parents about their children
La Vista, NE (Vocus) November 4, 2010
TWI Franchising, Inc. dba: tanworld franchises, one of the leading USA professional indoor tanning franchises, has released the results from the fourth of a series of surveys that polls their guests. “Across the US, more states are looking to place restrictions or bans regarding age limits on indoor tanning. We polled our base to confirm whether they agreed or disagreed in letting the government make decisions for parents about their children,” said Cheri Cosgrove, President and CEO of TWI Franchising, Inc. “This survey confirms a much different attitude than what is being reported in beauty magazines and other media.”
In this survey, a majority of respondents (60%) would allow youths between 14-16 years of age to tan indoors with parental consent. “Actually, tanworld franchises already have a 16 year old youth parental consent clause in effect, said Cosgrove. “It’s a prudent move on our part and parents really appreciate our effort.” They also want less governmental interference with their children. Of those polled, 87% agreed that they don’t want the government to tell parents what they can or can’t do regarding their own children.
An overwhelming majority (89%) acknowledged that despite the fact that the government and dermatologists state to keep children out of the sun between 10am-4pm, parents will still allow them to play outside in natural sunlight during those times. Cosgrove stated, “Our country already has a problem with childhood obesity and certainly parents don’t want children to live a reclusive life indoors. They want them to continue to play sports and other outside activities. There are already too many distractions keeping them inside, but let’s make sure they use proper SPF lotions and avoid overexposure in natural sunlight.”
The survey also polled whether or not parents had children that had suffered a sunburn outside and 64% indicated that they had. “It’s important to stress the similarities and distinctions between natural sunlight and indoor tanning,” said Cosgrove. “Both offer the benefits of UV exposure, but indoor tanning offers a controlled environment to obtain a cosmetic tan. Indoor tanning is controlled by skin type and a timer which minimize the risk of overexposure and sunburn.”
For more information on tanworld franchising contact Cheri Cosgrove at (402) 932-4857.