Nevada bans minors from tanning beds

June 10, 2013

Nevada is the latest state to prohibit minors under age 18 from using indoor tanning beds, joining California, Vermont and New Jersey to block adolescents from using the devices.

 

Nevada is the latest state to prohibit minors under age 18 from using indoor tanning beds, joining California, Vermont and New Jersey to block adolescents from using the devices.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law a bill that was sponsored by Sen. Joyce Woodhouse (D – Las Vegas) and had the backing of the American Academy of Dermatology Association, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association, the Dermatology Nurses Association and several other groups, according to a news release.

The ban follows a recent recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration that indoor tanning beds include warning labels that describe the risk of skin cancer associated with using the devices. The FDA is accepting comments on that proposal, which would reclassify tanning beds from class 1 to class 2, for 90 days.

Nevada’s tanning bed restrictions go into effect July 1.