Attention all parents: there are thousands of free children's tanning-bed games online, many featuring (unauthorized) Disney princesses and Barbies. Some of the popular characters are pregnant, sending the message that tanning is safe and fun, when in reality tanning beds are carcinogenic and are banned for minors in all Canadian provinces. Urban medical officers of health recently asked Heath Canada to require health-care providers (not salon staff) to pre-screen individuals prior to commercial tanning. They want prominent and graphic health warnings on the outside of tanning beds. In 2012, the Canadian Paediatric Society indicated a tax should be imposed on all commercial tanning bed operations, harmonized with levies on tobacco. The Canadian Nurses Association, the VP of Canadian Catholic Physicians, and the VP for patient and public engagement of the Canadian Medical Association, have all tweeted our health minister in support of this recommendation. We need to curb the rising skin-cancer complacency in this country. (We also need to curb rising health-care costs.) The federal government should act on expert advice to reduce unnecessary human suffering and mortality. We don't want little princess and Barbie fans to be part of a growing skin-cancer epidemic. Linda Jeaurond Victoria, B.C.