Under-18 Tanning Bed Ban Takes Effect in Mass.

Beginning Thursday, teens under the age of 18 will not be able to use tanning facilities in Massachusetts.

Governor Charlie Baker signed the law in February.

Until now, Massachusetts law prohibited anyone under 14 from using a tanning device without being accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Supporters of the legislation say tanning beds are responsible for a sharp rise in the number of young people diagnosed with melanoma.

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