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VOTE here for a teen tan ban

Forums Pediatric & AYA Melanoma Community VOTE here for a teen tan ban

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       I hope you will help Canada move forward on this important child protection-skin cancer awareness initiative and vote for a federal law ( The industry reps have already called out for support to oppose the pediatric society.. let's show them we care about this global issue too.. 

       

      Please click on link ( or copy and paste) and vote…thank you!  linda ( bcl.. spam filter hates me) 

       

       

       I hope you will help Canada move forward on this important child protection-skin cancer awareness initiative and vote for a federal law ( The industry reps have already called out for support to oppose the pediatric society.. let's show them we care about this global issue too.. 

       

      Please click on link ( or copy and paste) and vote…thank you!  linda ( bcl.. spam filter hates me) 

       

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/02/should-minors-be-banned-from-tanning-salons.html

       

      The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) published a position statement Friday calling for a countrywide ban. 



      "This is a serious cancer risk, and children and adolescents are not fully aware of the risks they are taking when they step into a tanning bed," said Dr. Richard Stanwick, the organization's president-elect and co-author of the statement.



      Currently, only Nova Scotia and Victoria, B.C., outlaw those under 18 from using tanning beds. New Brunswick has voluntary guidelines that keep kids out of tanning salons. 



      The CPS says 25 per cent of Canadian youth between 13 and 19 years have used a tanning salon.



      The World Health Organization, the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Cancer Society have issued similar statements about yuong people and tanning. 



      Should minors be banned from using tanning salons across Canada? Or is leaving the issue up to provinces and cities enough to protect children? Let us know what you think. 



       

       

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