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April 2005

2005: A Banner Year for New US Youth Access Tanning Restrictions

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Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(4):524-525. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.4.524

In 2003, we published a report comparing UV tanning with tobacco youth access laws in 6 nations.1 At that time, all US states restricted tobacco purchase by minors, but only 3 US states had in place minimum age limits for UV tanning patrons: Texas, Illinois, and Wisconsin. This year 3 more states join that list: California, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. We have updated our 2003 data with new information below (Table) and continue to solicit information on any other youth access tanning restrictions known to ARCHIVES readers.