Teen tanning bed ban back in tougher form in Colo.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- An unlikely partnership has helped block recent attempts to limit tanning bed use by Colorado teens, but supporters this year hope a new proposal can break the alliance of skin cancer survivors and the indoor tanning industry.

A House bill up for its first hearing next month would ban people younger than 18 from using tanning beds in Colorado without a doctor's prescription. The measure goes further than previous attempts, which sought to require parental permission.

Supporters say the tougher legislation should secure the endorsement of health advocates who have opposed limiting efforts, saying they couldn't support anything short of an outright ban.

It's unclear how much opposition there would be, but industry lobbyists have said previously that such measures are unnecessary since most shops already limit or ban minors.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 241077481 - nbc11news.com/a?a=241077481