The American Suntanning Association believes our biggest threat comes from Washington, D.C., where federal rules, regulations and anti-sunbed efforts continue. That’s why the ASA has been fighting for professional tanning salon operators on Capitol Hill since 2012. The ASA team has built relationships with hundreds of federal policymakers, attended more than 3,000 meetings and held meetings with key federal agencies like the CDC, FDA and many more. Over the years, ASA has learned what resonates most with the majority of policymakers. And that is how much damage the onerous 10% Tan Tax placed on our market. Many politicians are shocked when they learn how the tax was applied exclusively to our market while gyms, apartment buildings, and others offering UV tanning were exempted. They are stunned when they see how many women-owned businesses have been shuttered and the many jobs that have been lost as a result.
The ASA believes our biggest threat comes from Washington, D.C., where federal rules, regulations and anti-sunbed efforts continue.
Founded in 2012, the American Suntanning Association is committed to defending and growing the industry through a detailed and proactive plan directed by an all-salon board and executed by more than two dozen management and consulting team members who specialize in this type of work.
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