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Response to proposed sunbed ban in Wales

Nina Goad of the British Association of Dermatologists: "This is a really positive move by the Welsh Assembly. Scotland has already introduced restrictions as part of the Public Health Bill and while we welcome the recent research into similar legislation in England, we sincerely hope it leads to action sooner rather than later. We not only want a ban on sunbeds for under 18s and on coin operated sunbeds, but we also want this to be imposed through a compulsory licensing scheme, so that salons that fail to comply can be banned from providing sunbeds. The current situation shows that recommendations alone are not sufficient and need to be enforceable, as we know that many children and young people have easy access to tanning beds and are therefore at risk."

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