Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’s moving to do unto the solarium industry as they have done to so many of their customers:
The ACT Government will ban commercial solariums in the Territory by the end of next year to help lower the incidence of skin cancer among Canberrans, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, announced today.
“There is strong evidence that solariums or tanning beds can increase a person’s chance of getting skin cancers and it is time that commercial solariums are banned in the ACT to protect the health of Canberrans and particularly young people,” the Chief Minister said.
“The NSW, Victorian and South Australian governments have already announced bans on commercial solaria, and the QLD Government has imposed restrictions on new units. The ACT Government is working with other jurisdictions to achieve a consistent national ban on commercial solariums.”
Continued research into the negative health effects of tanning bed use has prompted the World Health
Organization to classify tanning beds as a group 1 carcinogen, alongside tobacco smoking and asbestos.
Here in the bunker we’re supremely confident the mug punters will find some other way to kill themselves at great expense in the name of vanity.
But it won’t be this way.