Ala. lawmakers approve teen tanning restrictions

02/25/2014 | (Alabama)

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who practiced dermatology before becoming governor, intends to sign a bill approved by the state Legislature setting limits on teenagers' ability to use tanning salons. The bill requires a doctor's prescription for anyone younger than 14 who wants to use a salon tanning bed, allows 15-year-olds to tan with a parent present and with a parent's written permission, and allows 16- and 17-year-olds to tan with written parental approval. Parental permission forms include warnings that indoor tanning causes premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.

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