The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

MAY 2015

The 2012 edition of The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal features medically reviewed, reader-friendly articles such as tanning, the increasing incidence of skin cancer diagnoses among young women, & the prevalence of melanoma among white males over 50.

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After a steady rise for decades in tanning among young people, the latest research shows that fewer US high school students are using indoor tanning beds. A 2015 study published in JAMA Dermatology, which analyzed data from the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, found that in 2013, 20% of high school girls visited tanning venues, compared to 25% in 2009. Use among high school boys dropped from 7% in 2009 to 5 % in 2013. 1 This promising trend, at least partly due to increased public awareness of the dangers of tanning, may be reinforced by recent developments: In 2014, the FDA issued an order that all sunlamp products include a black box label warning minors under age 18 not to use them; and since 2012, when only California and Vermont had tanning bed bans for minors under 18, a wave of new states have passed similar legislation. Currently, 12 states plus the District of Columbia have tanning bed bans for minors under 18. Despite these gains, tanning beds, a known human carcinogen, are still INTERNATIONAL TANNING BED BANS Brazil and five out of six states in Australia have banned indoor tanning altogether. Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom have banned indoor tanning for people younger than age 18. *source Finally! High School Tanning Drops 9 References on pages 105-107. being used widely by young people. An estimated 1.5 million high school girls and 0.4 million high school boys use indoor tanning each year. In addition, the number of white female high school students who are frequent tanners (10 or more times in a year) remained constant (around 16 percent) from 2011 to 2013, indicating that prevention efforts need to be targeted more strongly to this group. 2 South Dakota Caifornia Delaware Washington D.C. Hawaii Illinois Louisiana Minnesota Nevada North Carolina Oregon Georgia Idaho Indiana Kentucky Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri Nebraska New Hampshire North Dakota Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Utah Virginia West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Alaska Colorado Iowa Kansas New Mexico Montana Oklahoma Tanning bed bans for under age 18 Tanning bed bans for under age 17 Some tanning bed restrictions/regulations No restrictions or regulations Tanning Bed Laws For Minors By State Arkansas Florida Arizona Alabama New York Texas Vermont Washington Connecticut New Jersey

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