Fabutan supports Teen Tanning regulations

Proposed private member's bill mirrors company's existing policy

CALGARY, May 6 /CNW/ - Fabutan Sun Tan Studios backs a new private member's bill that would amend Manitoba's Public Health Act requiring consumers younger than 18 years to obtain written consent from parents to tan.

Canada's premier indoor tanning company already enforces a similar policy, requiring teens to obtain parental consent prior to indoor tanning.

"Fabutan has had strict self-imposed parental consent guidelines since 1992," said Mat Rockey, Fabutan's Vice President. "Our Teen Tan Plan program ensures franchisees uphold the teen tanning policy or they risk termination of their franchise agreement."

"It is heartening that the Manitoba government might take similar steps in public health," Rockey continued. "Fabutan has always believed decisions regarding teen tanning should be left to the teen's parents and our research tells us that a majority of Canadians believe this as well," he added.

About Fabutan Sun Tan Studios

For over 30 years Fabutan has encouraged a balanced, moderate approach to indoor tanning. Educating our customers to maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks of too much or too little UV exposure, along with a strong emphasis on avoiding overexposure and sunburn, is the core foundation of Fabutan's "Smart Tanning" philosophy. Fabutan (fabutan.com) is a founding member of the Joint Canadian Tanning Association (tancanada.org), committed to the research and education of responsible and moderate sun tanning. Fabutan is Canada's largest indoor tanning company, with 141 franchises and over 700 employees.

SOURCE Fabutan Sun Tan Studios

For further information: For further information: Katherine Griggs, PUNCH Canada, (416) 360-6522 ext 237, kat@punchcanada.com

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