Does anyone's partner visit a tanning salon? My mrs nickname is Casper so she is safe. THE heart-breaking case of a young woman dying of skin cancer has prompted a rapid state government response. Clare Oliver, 25, knows skin cancer will claim her life in the coming weeks, if not days. It has already robbed her of her dream to become a journalist, but the determined 25-year-old still has the courage to write for the Herald Sun from her bed at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to warn others of the dangers of tanning salons. Her brave warning came as Cancer Council Victoria pleaded with the State Government to regulate the booming tanning industry, which it says contributes to skin cancer deaths and melanoma. This morning the government reacted, saying it would legislate to ensure that tanning salons adhered to age limits for clients and insisted on parental consent forms from customers aged between 16 and 18. State Health Minister Daniel Andrews said the industry's voluntary code of practice would be written into Victorian law, with penalties applying for businesses which breached the regulations. Under the laws, solariums must give health warnings to customers about the risks of using tanning beds and must obtain informed consent. "That will be about making sure that every single Victorian who uses these services gets the proper information and provide informed consent and be clear and understand the risks that they are taking," Mr Andrews said. "I think ultimately that may well save lives." Mr Andrews said penalties for breaches of the new laws were yet to be determined. But any action will be too late to save Clare, who now just wants to live long enough to enjoy her 26th birthday on Saturday.