NEW STATE LAW: No more tanning for people under 18

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Tanning Salon Patrons Face 10% Tax for Glowing Skin

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OLYMPIA — People under 18 can no longer use a tanning facility in the state of Washington without a doctor’s prescription.

The new law designed to protect children from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation went into effect Thursday.

The ban applies to devices including sunlamps, tanning booths and tanning beds.

Users will now have to show a driver’s license or some other kind of government-issued identification that has a birth date and photo.

Business that let someone under 18 use a tanning device face a 250-dollar fine per violation.

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