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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# Your Say
Poll: Should sunbed use be banned?
They’re already banned in Brazil and parts of Australia.

TODAY SEES NEW regulations being introduced for the use of sunbeds in Ireland.

Among the changes, ‘happy hours’ and special offers will be banned. The move comes after a ban on the use of sunbeds by under-18s which came into force last year.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland – there were 850 new cases of melanoma in 2013.

Given the concerns over the use of sunbeds and skin cancer, the use of commercial sunbeds has been banned in a number of Australian territories, and also in Brazil.

But should Ireland follow suit?

We want to know what you think: Should commercial sunbed use be banned?

Poll Results:

Yes (4614)
No (3182)
I don't know (362)

Read: ‘Happy hours’ a thing of the past under Leo’s new sunbed rules>

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