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Tanning-Bed Limits Up For 1st Review In Colorado

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DENVER (AP) – This year’s attempt to block Colorado youths from tanning beds is up for its first vote in the Legislature.

The bill would ban people younger than 18 from using tanning beds in Colorado without a doctor’s prescription. It’s up for its first hearing on Thursday in a House committee.

The measure goes further than previous attempts, which sought to require parental permission for youths to use tanning beds.

Health advocates have opposed efforts over the last two years to limit tanning, saying they couldn’t support anything short of an outright ban.

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