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Tanning Bed Regulations to Take Effect This Fall

Released on September 24, 2015

Regulations to prohibit use of indoor tanning beds by youth under 18 have been completed and will take effect November 1, 2015.

“This step will help to protect youth from the health risks associated with indoor tanning,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said.  “The regulations represent a workable, practical approach to this issue.”

The regulations will apply to tanning facilities and to businesses that offer indoor tanning services, such as gyms and spas.

The government announced its intention in late March to regulate indoor tanning by youth.  The new regulations were developed after consultations with stakeholders and businesses, and with consideration to developments and approaches in other jurisdictions.

“This is a positive step forward in cancer prevention,” Saskatchewan Cancer Agency President and CEO Scott Livingstone said.  “Skin cancer is a deadly disease and it is important that young people are aware of the risks associated with tanning and tanning beds.”

Saskatchewan will continue efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle choices and educate youth and parents about the risks of indoor tanning.

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For more information, contact:

Tyler McMurchy
Health
Regina
Phone: 306 787 4083
Email: tmcmurchy@health.gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306 537 3594

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