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Last Updated: Wednesday September 30 2009 10:32 GMT

Sunbed ban for kids in Wales

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Anyone under 18 will be banned from using sunbeds in Wales under new laws.

The plans would also put an end to unstaffed tanning salons because some children were using them.

The health minister Edwina Hart said she was really worried about kids using coin-operated sunbeds because of the damage they can cause to skin.

In Scotland, a similar ban starts in November. Cancer charities say young people should not use sunbeds because they can lead to skin cancer.