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New York Lawmakers Vote to Raise Minimum Age for Indoor Tanning

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    New York Lawmakers Vote to Raise Minimum Age for Indoor Tanning
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    What to Know

    • New York is poised to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths

    • The proposed rule passed the state Senate on Tuesday after passing the Assembly in April; It will now head to the governor

    • Current law already bars anyone 16 or younger from tanning booths

    New York is poised to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths.

    The proposed rule passed the state Senate on Tuesday after passing the Assembly in April. It now heads to the desk of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

    Current law already bars anyone 16 or younger from tanning booths, which expose users to ultraviolet radiation and can increase the risk of skin cancer.

    Raising the minimum age for tanning booths has the support of the American Cancer Society, which says indoor tanning devices are particularly dangerous for young people who may not be aware of the risk.

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