In September, the French Senate voted for a complete ban of indoor tanning in France as part of a broad-ranging bill on health matters. On 25 November, the Social Affairs Commission of the French National Assembly turned this ban down. A final vote on the health bill will take place in the coming weeks.
The part of the health bill that deals with indoor tanning and that was adopted by the Social Affairs Commission of the French National Assembly includes the following points:
In comparison with the original text, this shows that the Social Affairs Commission has taken into consideration that adequate consumer protection can be fully guaranteed by the enforcement of the existing measures, backed up where necessary by controls and sanctions against individual offenders. Moreover, 22.000 jobs were at stake and can now be saved in France.