Objective: To compile current legislation of indoor tanning throughout the world and compare them with existing legislation found in 2003.
Design: Cross-sectional study.
Participants: 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.
Results: 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.
Conclusion: Since 2003, access to indoor tanning has become increasingly restricted around the world.