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4:47 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Washington Senate Moves To Ban Indoor Tanning For Minors

The Washington Senate passed a bill that would restrict minors from using tanning salons.
Alexandra Kocik Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 2:31 pm

The Washington Senate passed a bill this week that’s had a tough time in recent years -- even just reaching the floor for a vote.

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Indoor Tanning
5:02 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Teen Tan Ban On Its Way To Oregon Governor's Desk

Alexandra Kocik Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 4:46 pm

Teenagers will have a harder time getting an artificial tan under a bill that won final approval in the Oregon Senate Thursday. It requires teens under 18 to get a permission slip from a doctor if they want to use a tanning bed at a salon.

Supporters said there's an overwhelming link between skin cancer and artificial tans, especially among people who get them when they’re young. Opponents called it a “nanny state” measure and said teens would simply find other ways to tan.

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Indoor Tanning
4:44 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Oregon House Votes To Make Teen Tanning Tougher

Alexandra Kocik Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 4:55 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon teenagers could soon find it harder to get an artificial tan. The Oregon House Thursday approved a measure that would bar people under 18 from using a tanning salon, unless they get permission from a doctor.

GOP Representative Mark Johnson knew he was going against his party when he stood up to speak in favor of the bill.

"What's a good Republican like me doing meddling in a private sector industry like this for?"

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