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Tanning - Advertising and Marketing

The Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013 prohibits:

  • The marketing or advertising of tanning services or ultraviolet light treatments for tanning to youth under 18 years old.
  • Directing advertising or marketing so that it is false, or misleading, or likely to create an erroneous impression about the health effects or health risks of artificial tanning to youth under 18 years old.

Examples of advertising or marketing directed at youth include, but are not limited to:

  • Placing advertisements in media or publications, electronic or otherwise, targeted at persons under 18.
  • Depicting any images targeted at persons under 18 in advertisements, marketing or signage e.g. images that portray youth under 18 years of age.
  • Marketing in or at locations primarily intended for use by persons who are less than 18 years old (e.g. elementary and high schools, youth events or youth venues).
Date of creation: May 5, 2014
Last modified on: May 17, 2023