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Last Updated: Friday April 08 2011 05:59 GMT

Kids banned from using sunbeds


Children and teenagers across England and Wales have been banned from using sun-beds.

The new law will stop under 18s from getting a tan on the beds in places like gyms and salons.

And the punishment for breaking the rules is pretty big - tanning shops could be fined £20,000 if they're caught letting kids use the beds.

A leading health charity says the new law will help protect children from developing skin cancer in later life.

The law was passed last year but it comes into force today.