By: Rowan Jacobsen Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific, controversial new research suggests—and quite possibly even racist. How did we get it so wrong? These are dark days for supplements. Although they are a $30-plus billion market in the United States alone, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, beta-carotene, glucosamine, chondroitin,… Continue Reading Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?
An effort to repeal the 10 percent federal tax on indoor tanning services stalled-out in the United States Senate last week after passing in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday December 20th – falling just short of the finish line for the third time in three years just before legislators recessed to end the… Continue Reading Tan Tax Repeal Bill Stalls in U.S. Senate
The American Suntanning Association gave a one-hour presentation at the Four Seasons National Tanning Expo on October 22 in St. Charles, MO. ASA President Melinda Norton and ASA Executive Director Matt Russell updated more than one hundred ASA session attendees on the critical issues that face tanning salon owners today. The session covered the different… Continue Reading ASA Makes an Impact in St. Charles
State regulatory advocacy – a key cornerstone of the American Suntanning Association’s efforts to promote responsible sunbed usage in professional salons – will face new challenges in 2019. Efforts to restrict UV tanning in salons for clients under age 18 and efforts to add redundant and expensive licensing and inspection programs – including promulgation of… Continue Reading ASA State Regulatory Program Faces New 2019 Challenges
Many believe that small business owners can’t change what happens in Washington so they bury their heads and hope for the best. But I’m here to tell you, that’s not the case at all. I know first-hand the frustration of dealing in politics, because that’s my job. As the President of the American Suntanning Association… Continue Reading YOU Can Change How the Government Sees YOUR Business