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Poll: Should sunbed use be banned?

They’re already banned in Brazil and parts of Australia.

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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 (4610)
No (3182)
I don't know (361)

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

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