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Old 10-16-2003, 08:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just read the article and am having mixed feelings. Smart Tan has already posted information combating the article so to speak. I hate that this struggle continues for education and correct information. Has anyone received any calls from the press yet?
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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No calls did download the information from Smart Tan this morning.
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how bout a link to the article?
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www.smarttan.com does have a response to this article. Go figure, they use a bunch of blonde haired, blue eyed, fair-skinned subjects that live in a UV deprived Arctic environment for their study.
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PeppermintPatty: Don't be discouraged by this report. It's based on studies conducted on a group of people that live in a UV deprived environment, they are blue-eyed, blonde-haired, fair-skinned and if put through the doctor invented Smart Tan Skin Analysis shouldn't be trying to tan in the first place. Ever notice that must media reports are based on the negative, they base their sales and revenue impact on whatever gives the most shock value. Ever picked up a newspaper and read nothing but upbeat positive articles? It's a fight, but the sun ain't a killin' us it's the media crap stressing us out that's killing us. If it isn't sold my a multi-billion dollar corporation, it's bad for you (tobacco excluded)............
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It's TIME to Fight Back

The attacks (generated by the American Academy of Dermatology) using the Media as its battering ram against Indoor Tanning and all UV Light must STOP.

The following petitions (click the links) are started by Salon Owners in an effort to call out the Associated Press on their continued presentation of AAD propaganda and manipulated facts.

ALL HUMANS DESERVE the TRUTH -
Advertising money - Grant money - Political Schmoooozing should NEVER place the general public at health risks!! And the Anti-Tan Message places everyone at risk.

Time to let them know - This industry and the positive benefits of UV light will no longer roll over for them.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/281839602

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/226338346

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The Recent Attacks against Ultraviolet Light via Natural Sun & Indoor Tanning has been fraught with MISINFORMATION and backed by some serious Huge Buck Big Businesses. IT’S time for the TRUTH! .....
Demand for Fair and Unbiased Reporting....


The Associated Press (AP) provides content to more than 15,000 news outlets with a daily reach of 1 billion people around the world. Its multimedia services are distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations, and as such, it should shoulder the responsibility for FAIR and ACCURATE news reporting.


This petition is being sent out on the behalf of Indoor Tanning Clients, Indoor Tanning Salon Owners and the general public, whose very health is put at risk by agenda riddled Reports and Articles that do not provide all the facts – worse, that are providing misinformation in a way that could cause the public to make Health and Lifestyle choices that can harm their body in years to come.


We all grew up looking to the News (print and broadcast) as a way to learn the facts.
We are now coming to the conclusion that BIG MONEY and BIG BUSINESS AGENDAS can and do supercede the need to providing the general public with the HONEST TRUTH.



The Indoor Tanning Industry is no stranger to being a TARGET for Media Sensationalism. Indeed, the stories of ‘cooked organs’ are only slightly less horrendous then the ‘Science and Health’ Headings of news stories such as Paul Recer’s "Tanning Salons Linked to Cancer Risk" October 2003.

The LACK of investigation on the part of this author and the worldwide reach of his article should be considered the most blatant attack on the Small Business Owners (indoor tanning salons) their clients and the general public. The article (and many others like it) seek to only forward two agendas; (1) a Sensational Read for the news source to chalk up as a ‘winner’ (2) to promote an agenda of SUN SCARE for major advertisers like the Billion Dollar Cosmetic Companies that are pushing sunscreens. The FACTS are NOT necessary in articles like these. The author expects the American and World Wide Reading Public to accept the words – as is - it MUST be TRUE; it’s in the paper!


The Associated Press has the RESPONSIBILITY to provide the TRUTH. Not the American Medical Association’s spin on the Truth. Not the Billion Dollar Advertising Baby of the Cosmetic and SPF companies’ version of the Truth. Not the Indoor Tanning Industry’s philosophy of the Truth. JUST the HONEST, RESEARCHED, VERIFIED facts gained from all sides of this very important issue!!!

· The public deserves to hear the facts concerning the RISKS of Over Exposure and Under Exposure to Natural and Artificial sunlight.

· The Service Providers of Indoor Tanning deserve to be treated with respect and not attacked by the media with biased and slanted attempts to shut down their businesses.

· The public deserves to be aware of the hidden agenda behind the yearly bashing of all Indoor Tanning services – the concern for their skin is NOT the cause for these attacks, rather it is the almighty dollar that spurs it on.

· The science behind the benefits of UV Light and the benefits it has on the human body, and psychological well being SHOULD be presented along side any ‘fact finding mission’ on the Benefits and Risks of Ultraviolet Light.

· The general public deserves to be treated with respect and dignity – not a bunch of mindless sheep. Provide a WELL BALANCED presentation of the facts of all sides of the UV Issue and allow the Humans that read them make their OWN INFORMED DECISIONS --- STOP scaring them with manipulated reports that only serve to misrepresent the reality of Sunlight and Indoor Tanning.


You, the reader of this petition, may have the right to fair and accurate information in the news you read and view - BUT you are NOT GETTING IT.

By signing this petition - you are VOICING your DEMAND to have your rights respected, regardless if you Tan indoors or not. The tyranny of Health Care, it's constant seeking of the additional Co-Pays, it's financially gifted relationship with the Major Cosmetics and Sunscreen companies needs to STOP being the deciding factor on WHAT IS PRESENTED TO YOU AS TRUTH.







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