ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- If you're under 18, don't even think about a dose of fake 'n' bake in Howard County.
The Howard County Board of Health has voted to ban people under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices.( Tue Nov 24 07:43:49 PST 2009 $__output )
The unanimous vote was taken Tuesday.
Howard County officials said the county is the first jurisdiction in the country to provide comprehensive protection for children against the dangers of indoor tanning.
Health Officer Dr. Peter Beilenson introduced the regulations in September. They take effect on Thursday.
"The residents of Howard County should be proud of the important decision made tonight by the Board of Health to protect the health and safety of our children," Beilenson said.