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ASA Continues Effective Government Relations Efforts

Thursday, April 13th, 2023

The American Suntanning Association is staying ahead of attempts to over-regulate professional indoor tanning facilities at the state and federal level in 2023.

Efforts to keep under-21-year-old clients from using sunbeds in professional salons have been introduced in New York state, with anti-sun groups in California looking at the same. An under-18 bill in Ohio has been reintroduced once again as well, while other states continue to look at finding ways to restrict access to professional salons.

And, more than ever, ASA’s promotion and defense of the market with policymakers is founded in constructive dialogue that positions tanning professionals as part of the solution in real-world sun care.

The American Suntanning Association came out on the winning side in all 11 state legislative issues raised in 2022 without a defeat, using science to convince legislators that our approach to sunburn prevention and parental consent for tanners is the best way to address sun care issues. ASA is 25-0 in state capital issues in the past two years.

Click here to read the entire article in the latest issue of Smart Tan Magazine online.