Yes. Illinois is the sixth state to ban tanning beds for youth younger than 18 years. This law will take effect on January 1, 2014. The Dermatology Association said in a news release that the law is based on “significant scientific evidence that links indoor tanning to increased risk of developing melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.”
In June, the Internal Revenue Service issued the final regulations on collecting a 10% tax on tanning salon receipts. Lobbying groups such as the Indoor Tanning Association and the American Suntanning Association continue to lobby against tanning ban laws.
Illinois joins California, Oregon, Nevada, Texas, and Vermont in passing age-related restrictions on the use of tanning beds. New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York have bans for youth under age 17. West Virginia and District of Columbia have bans for tanning beds for those younger than 14.