The New Hampshire House passed a bill Wednesday banning anyone under 18 from using tanning beds.
Lawmakers approved the bill 199 to 162 on Wednesday, sending the bill to the Senate.
Salem Representative Gary Azarian sponsored the bill, and says the measure is akin to existing bans on minors purchasing alcohol and cigarettes.
"It's inherently dangerous for persons under 18 years of age to use a tanning bed," he said. "It causes melanoma and cancers and they die from it. It's a reasonable request to ban persons under 18 from tanning in a tanning bed."