A total ban on the use of commercial sunbeds in the UK

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Skin cancer rates continue to soar in the UK. Melanoma kills 7 people per day.  The treatment of skin cancers can be very expensive and costly to our already overstretched NHS.  

Experts in Australia say that rates of melanoma have reduced since they banned the use of commercial sunbeds.  It is estimated by 2025, treatment of skin cancers will cost the NHS £465m a year.   A ban would indirectly support our NHS. Melanoma can be a deadly disease. Since we launched the first petition for a ban in 2018, 3430 people died of melanoma.  Some of them were sunbed users.

In 2018 we obtained over 15,000 signatures and the issue was discussed in a parliamentary debate.  It is widely acknowledged by all medics, that the use of sunbeds is dangerous.  Every melanoma patient who used sunbeds, bitterly regrets their use.   Over the last few years the Sunbed Association have written to melanoma patients, some of them with advanced melanoma, and to small charities - they have also sent lawyer's letters to small charities.   

The World Health Organisation, NHS, Macmillan, CRUK and all melanoma charities, say in one voice "Sunbed tanning is no safer than sun tanning".  Please sign this petition and support a ban on these machines.  

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