Tasmanians are being reminded of the importance of teaching sun protection from an early age, with the launch of the Cancer Council's Skin Cancer Action Week.
This year's campaign is titled still the same sun, and brings back a familiar slip, slop, slap campaign with Sid the Seagull.
Cancer prevention project officer Ashlee Walker said she hoped the nostalgia of the campaign would help encourage parents to be role models when it came to sun protection.
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"We know that if we can protect our children and adolescents that has a great effect on their skin cancer risk later in life," Ms Walker said.
"It's important that parents are setting good examples for their kids, much the same as you would with healthy eating and being active, that sun protection behaviour, being sun smart when outside and the UV is three and above, is really important to encourage children for the future.
"It's not just parents, but teachers and staff at schools that need to be following those guidelines."
Sun protection, including sunscreen, sunglasses and long sleeves are recommended when heading outside between September and April.
"People don't often understand the difference between UV and heat," Ms Walker said.
"Because we don't have those high temperatures all year round people don't think about sun protection as much, but our UV starts going up in September when the temperature is quite low."
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