To compile current legislation of indoor tanning throughout the world and compare them with existing legislation found in 2003.
All nations with legislation regarding access to indoor tanning found through web-based Internet search.
Main Outcome Measures
Number of nations with legislation and changes to laws regarding access to indoor tanning since 2003.
The number of countries with nationwide indoor tanning legislation restricting youth 18 years or younger increased from 2 countries in 2003 to 11 countries in 2011. Six states or territories in Australia restricted indoor tanning in all minors; a province and a region in Canada implemented youth tanning laws; and 8 states, in addition to 3 preexisting state laws, in the United States implemented indoor tanning legislation since 2003.
Since 2003, access to indoor tanning has become increasingly restricted around the world.