Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law today that bans tanning for anyone under the age of 18. The bill doesn't apply to devices used in private residences, photo therapy devices used by physicians or spray tans. Quinn says he wants to spare families from "serious and preventable" health problems.
But local tanning salons say they have been dreading the passing of this law.
"We don't like it. But unfortunately we knew this was going to happen. So we did buy a second spray booth for that," said Amber Lefranghouse, the manager of Quincy's Tanning Unlimited.
Local tanning salons also say they aren't sure how this will affect their business.
The new law goes into effect January 1st.
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