If you don’t, I strongly suggest you learn more and support them. After all, they support you! In fact, they support ALL of us!
There is quite a bit of misinformation floating around about the negative effects of tanning. Your clients are hearing it through a variety of media sources looking to sensationalize the next news story. Government officials are being subjected to this information as well. Through lobbying groups, non-scientific studies, and the like.
There is only ONE group out there fighting for our industry in the USA: The American Suntanning Association (ASA).
They’re a not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to protecting our industry. They are the ONLY ones talking to our government officials not only on a state by state level but also at the federal levels including agencies such as the FDA. They’re also the only ones who can help us get the Tan Tax removed once and for all.
We’re a very small industry and we are only as strong as the collective community that comes together. We have to band together to make sure that our one and only lobbying group has the resources needed to carry out the job. If you’re not a member, you should be. Unfortunately, it’s not cheap. The types of law firms required to do this kind of work can cost over $1000 per hour!
Please visit their webpage and become a member and get the latest news on governmental regulations affecting our industry!