Quebec’s Ban on Minors in Tanning Salons Enacted Three Months Early

Quebec’s Ban on Minors in Tanning Salons Enacted Three Months Early

Done with teenagers and their fake tans in the middle of winter. Quebec bans tannings salons for minors three months ahead the planned date.

Starting on February11, teenagers under 18-years old will not be permitted inside tanning salons. It is a policy to limit the health damages that can be caused by artificial tanning. Business who will not respect this new policy will have a fine that can go up to $15,000.

All advertisements targeting teenagers favouring artificial tanning will be illegal. The beds are in the same category as cigarettes for the cancer risk according to the World Health Organization. 22,000 to 35,000 skin cancer cases are detected every year in the province, which makes it the most common type of cancer.

The Canadian Cancer society found out that exposition to tanning before the age of 35 increases by 75% the risk of developing melanoma.

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LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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