HELP PROTECT SASKATCHEWAN YOUTH FROM THE DANGERS OF INDOOR TANNING
Provincial Policy Position:
The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that the provincial government
restrict youth under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning equipment.
There is no safe way to get a tan and indoor tanning has been
declared a known carcinogen that causes cancer. Indoor tanning
increases your risk of the most serious type of skin cancer, melanoma,
by 59% when used before the age of 35.
All parties should make a commitment to pass legislation
ensuring youth are protected against he harmful and unnecessary risks of
indoor tanning. Learn more.
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Meet Jenna Gaube
My name is Jenna Gaube and I am passionate about advocating for the
cause of indoor tanning for many reasons. I do not feel that the tanning
institutions and the government have done a good enough job of
explaining the risks of tanning, especially to our youth. Most young
girls are concerned with looking good and assume that if tanning was
really bad for them, there would be disclaimers, or warnings to
emphasize these dangers, like there is for smoking.
I was one of those young girls who thought that way, the last
thing I was going to do when I was in high school was research the
negative effects of tanning. My parents told me that using indoor
tanning equipment was harmful to me but I did it anyway, believing that
if it was “that bad” there would be stronger warnings. Now I know
tanning in a tanning bed is as dangerous to my health as smoking, and
that laying in the sun and using tanning beds greatly increases your
chances of skin cancer and premature aging.
Bylaws should protect people by requiring tanning salons to
advertise the negative effects as well as the “positive” benefits of
I will continue to spread my knowledge of indoor tanning
dangers to my friends, family and the younger generation. My mission
will be to remind people that you can achieve a healthy glow much more
safely by using sunless tanning lotions or getting a spray tan.