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Starting January 1st in Illinois, you have to be 18-years-old to use a tanning bed.
     
Mango Bay Tanning manager Kelly Dollins says most teens come to her salon for special occasions like prom, so she isn't too worried about losing a lot of business but she says teens will find a way to tan. That could be by staying longer at the pool outside or going to tanning salons in Iowa. 
     
One East Moline 16-year-old was coming in to renew her tanning points without realizing she wouldn't be allowed back to tan in just over a week. 

"I think it should be our choice as long as our parents are ok with it," said 16-year-old Lejla Garic. "I mean, they have to sign so they are aware of it and you know we are aware of the health consequences that eventually could happen."

"Basically it takes away the parental rights," said Dollins. "Parents are no longer able to make those decisions for their own children and teenagers are going to find ways to tan." 

Dollins says they will be increasing spray and airbrush tanning services, which will still be available to minors. 
     
Garic says she might go over to Iowa to tan in a salon bed but still wants to research the new law. 

 

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