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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Light at the end of the tanning tunnel?

It's only a few days ago since I posted on here about the dangers of using sunbeds, citing the example of Zara Hovelsas. She's addicted to sunbeds, despite having had skin cancer and knowing using them, could eventually kill her.

I also pointed out the heavy campaigning work BMA Cymru Wales has undertaken to try and get tighter restrictions on the use of sunbeds.

So I'm absolutely delighted that the Welsh Health Minister has raised the matter of regulating the industry with the Department for Health in England. (WAG doesn't have power to legislate in this area).

Not only that, the Welsh Assembly Government's commissioning a study in Wales to estimate how much sunbeds are being used by young people.

Maybe we'll finally get the legislation we've been fighting for, it is certainly a step in the right direction anyway.

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