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Youth indoor tanning and skin cancer prevention: lessons from tobacco control.
Am J Prev Med. 2015 Feb; 48(2):188-194.AJ

Abstract

Youth use of ultraviolet-emitting indoor tanning beds represents a present and emerging public health crisis. Nearly 30% of white female high school students report tanning indoors, and a quarter of high school tanners have used a tanning bed more than 20 times in the past year. Despite the significant health risks of tanning beds, including potentially deadly melanoma and eye problems, limited actions have been taken in the U.S. to protect youth. Tobacco control policies and campaigns, which have sharply reduced youth smoking, may provide a useful framework to control indoor tanning among young people. This article describes several evidence-based tobacco control strategies with potential applicability to indoor tanning within the context of the U.S. Further, current tobacco control policies and current indoor tanning policies in the U.S. are compared, and recommendations on how to curtail youth indoor tanning are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.Dermatoepidemiology Unit, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Dermatology, Rhode Island Hospital; Departments of Dermatology and Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.Cancer Prevention Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: aseiden@live.unc.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25442227

Citation

Seidenberg, Andrew B., et al. "Youth Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer Prevention: Lessons From Tobacco Control." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 48, no. 2, 2015, pp. 188-194.
Seidenberg AB, Mahalingam-Dhingra A, Weinstock MA, et al. Youth indoor tanning and skin cancer prevention: lessons from tobacco control. Am J Prev Med. 2015;48(2):188-194.
Seidenberg, A. B., Mahalingam-Dhingra, A., Weinstock, M. A., Sinclair, C., & Geller, A. C. (2015). Youth indoor tanning and skin cancer prevention: lessons from tobacco control. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 48(2), 188-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2014.08.034
Seidenberg AB, et al. Youth Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer Prevention: Lessons From Tobacco Control. Am J Prev Med. 2015;48(2):188-194. PubMed PMID: 25442227.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Youth indoor tanning and skin cancer prevention: lessons from tobacco control. AU - Seidenberg,Andrew B, AU - Mahalingam-Dhingra,Aditya, AU - Weinstock,Martin A, AU - Sinclair,Craig, AU - Geller,Alan C, Y1 - 2014/11/06/ PY - 2013/12/20/received PY - 2014/07/29/revised PY - 2014/08/24/accepted PY - 2014/12/3/entrez PY - 2014/12/3/pubmed PY - 2015/9/22/medline SP - 188 EP - 194 JF - American journal of preventive medicine JO - Am J Prev Med VL - 48 IS - 2 N2 - Youth use of ultraviolet-emitting indoor tanning beds represents a present and emerging public health crisis. Nearly 30% of white female high school students report tanning indoors, and a quarter of high school tanners have used a tanning bed more than 20 times in the past year. Despite the significant health risks of tanning beds, including potentially deadly melanoma and eye problems, limited actions have been taken in the U.S. to protect youth. Tobacco control policies and campaigns, which have sharply reduced youth smoking, may provide a useful framework to control indoor tanning among young people. This article describes several evidence-based tobacco control strategies with potential applicability to indoor tanning within the context of the U.S. Further, current tobacco control policies and current indoor tanning policies in the U.S. are compared, and recommendations on how to curtail youth indoor tanning are discussed. SN - 1873-2607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25442227/Youth_indoor_tanning_and_skin_cancer_prevention:_lessons_from_tobacco_control_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0749-3797(14)00506-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -