Governor Chris Christie signs a bill that prohibits kids under the age of 17 from using tanning salons, as well as those under the age of 14 from getting a spray tan. However, with parents consent during the first visit, one is able to partake in such health risk. As I have been a frequent member to my local tanning salon, I can tell you that this business will most likely not suffer due to such regulation. When I was under the age of 17, the tanning salon in close proximity to my residence required us to have a parents signature before using their equipment. Most of the time, kids forged their parents signature since parents are (typically) opposed to this industry due to the risks it causes amongst people. The tanorexic mom, Patricia Krentcil, was certainly not opposed to this. We near the one year anniversary when this infamous mom was charged with child endangerment for allowing her daughter to come into the tanning bed with her. She suffered severe burns that caught the attention of her school nurse who later contacted local authorities. This story has made headlines on a nation level. In response, Gov. Chris Christie made it his responsibility to drive force behind this bill that would prohibit young people from such danger. Studies indicate individuals who partake in tanning before age 35 have a 75% risk of melanoma. Though this legislation will imply to salons in six months, do you think this industry will take a hit? Some predict this will cause many salons to lay employers off, however, I disagree for the same reason I previously stated: a similar regulation was practiced by many salons and they continued to be successful. To all you tan-a-holics out there, beware of dangers you are inflicting upon yourself!