Abstract

Should we be targeting potential addictive behaviors in tanning bed users?

Author(s): Bryon Adinoff

Concerns of too-frequent tanning have been provoked by the proliferation of tanning salons in tandem with rising rates of skin cancer. The prevalence of melanoma, a skin cancer with alarming mortality rates, has been rising over the past three decades. This increase has occurred primarily in young, white women, the highest consumers of tanning salons.


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