After much back and forth, both the Oregon Senate and the House of Representatives have passed House Bill 2896, which--once signed by the governor--will ban minors under age 18 from using UV tanning devices. Oregon will be the third state (following California and Vermont) in the nation to implement such a ban.
I was thrilled to hear the news just days before the Portland Melanoma Walk. As many of you know, I traveled to our state capitol twice this spring to testify in support of the teen tanning ban.
Teenagers: Feel free to hate me. The only thing more "devastating" than being told you're not allowed to tan is to be told "you have melanoma."