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The impact of indoor tanning legislation: newspaper coverage of the risks of indoor tanning before and after the California indoor tanning ban for minors.
J Cancer Educ. 2015 Mar; 30(1):124-9.JC

Abstract

On June 1, 2011, the California Senate passed a bill banning minors from indoor tanning. We aimed to determine whether the bill's passage was associated with longer-term media coverage regarding skin protection and the risks associated with indoor tanning. Articles from 31 English-language California newspapers between June 2010-May 2011 (PRE) and June 2011-May 2012 (POST) were searched using terms related to skin protection. Ninety articles were found for in-depth coding and analysis. There were more skin protection articles in the POST period than in the PRE period (57 vs 33; p < .05). In addition, there were more POST articles mentioning the risks of indoor tanning (33 vs 10; p < .001), and a POST article was more likely to mention the risks (58 vs 30%; p < .05). The higher number of POST articles mentioning the risks persisted throughout all quarters. Therefore, the California indoor tanning ban was associated with increased longer-term news coverage of skin protection and the risks associated with indoor tanning. This finding has potential influence on the many states that are considering comparable legislation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA, jem361@mail.harvard.edu.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24882438

Citation

Mayer, Jonathan E., et al. "The Impact of Indoor Tanning Legislation: Newspaper Coverage of the Risks of Indoor Tanning Before and After the California Indoor Tanning Ban for Minors." Journal of Cancer Education : the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, vol. 30, no. 1, 2015, pp. 124-9.
Mayer JE, Swetter SM, Guild S, et al. The impact of indoor tanning legislation: newspaper coverage of the risks of indoor tanning before and after the California indoor tanning ban for minors. J Cancer Educ. 2015;30(1):124-9.
Mayer, J. E., Swetter, S. M., Guild, S., & Geller, A. C. (2015). The impact of indoor tanning legislation: newspaper coverage of the risks of indoor tanning before and after the California indoor tanning ban for minors. Journal of Cancer Education : the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 30(1), 124-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-014-0672-4
Mayer JE, et al. The Impact of Indoor Tanning Legislation: Newspaper Coverage of the Risks of Indoor Tanning Before and After the California Indoor Tanning Ban for Minors. J Cancer Educ. 2015;30(1):124-9. PubMed PMID: 24882438.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The impact of indoor tanning legislation: newspaper coverage of the risks of indoor tanning before and after the California indoor tanning ban for minors. AU - Mayer,Jonathan E, AU - Swetter,Susan M, AU - Guild,Samantha, AU - Geller,Alan C, PY - 2014/6/3/entrez PY - 2014/6/3/pubmed PY - 2016/3/10/medline SP - 124 EP - 9 JF - Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education JO - J Cancer Educ VL - 30 IS - 1 N2 - On June 1, 2011, the California Senate passed a bill banning minors from indoor tanning. We aimed to determine whether the bill's passage was associated with longer-term media coverage regarding skin protection and the risks associated with indoor tanning. Articles from 31 English-language California newspapers between June 2010-May 2011 (PRE) and June 2011-May 2012 (POST) were searched using terms related to skin protection. Ninety articles were found for in-depth coding and analysis. There were more skin protection articles in the POST period than in the PRE period (57 vs 33; p < .05). In addition, there were more POST articles mentioning the risks of indoor tanning (33 vs 10; p < .001), and a POST article was more likely to mention the risks (58 vs 30%; p < .05). The higher number of POST articles mentioning the risks persisted throughout all quarters. Therefore, the California indoor tanning ban was associated with increased longer-term news coverage of skin protection and the risks associated with indoor tanning. This finding has potential influence on the many states that are considering comparable legislation. SN - 1543-0154 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24882438/The_impact_of_indoor_tanning_legislation:_newspaper_coverage_of_the_risks_of_indoor_tanning_before_and_after_the_California_indoor_tanning_ban_for_minors_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13187-014-0672-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -