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Oregon Lawmakers Advance Teen Tanning Bed

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SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would ban minors from using indoor tanning beds.

Supporters include medical professionals who say research shows a link between frequent exposure to ultraviolet rays and skin cancer.
    
Tanning industry opponents say the evidence is overblown and worry the bill will negatively impact small businesses.
    
The National Conference of State Legislators say many other states are considering similar legislation. Last year California and Vermont became the first states to adopt similar bans.

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