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Ban on young people using NC tanning beds among dozen bills signed by Gov. McCrory into law


RALEIGH, North Carolina — A dozen bills signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory include a ban on anyone under 18 using tanning beds in North Carolina.

McCrory held an Executive Mansion ceremony Thursday to sign the tanning bed measure named in memory of late state Rep. Jim Fulghum of Raleigh, who sponsored a similar prohibition two years ago. His family members, legislators and state medical leaders attended.

The ban begins Oct. 1. Current rules gave most teens access to tanning beds with parental permission. Ban supporters cited evidence linking tanning sessions for young people to increased risk of skin cancer as adults.

McCrory's office also said he signed bills Thursday adding trash trucks to North Carolina's "move over" law and laying the groundwork for a new class of pharmaceuticals called "biosimilars."

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