2003
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.139.4.520
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Time for the National Legislation of Indoor Tanning to Protect Minors

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“…40,41 The observed difference in premature deaths caused by melanoma in young women and men may be a result of the increased use of indoor tanning particularly by white females aged 16 to 49 years. [42][43][44] A recent study reported that individuals who used indoor tanning before age 35 years have a 75% increased risk of developing melanoma 45 and women are more likely to use indoor tanning than men. 46 Second, we estimated the annual cost associated with melanoma mortality to be $3.5 billion.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…40,41 The observed difference in premature deaths caused by melanoma in young women and men may be a result of the increased use of indoor tanning particularly by white females aged 16 to 49 years. [42][43][44] A recent study reported that individuals who used indoor tanning before age 35 years have a 75% increased risk of developing melanoma 45 and women are more likely to use indoor tanning than men. 46 Second, we estimated the annual cost associated with melanoma mortality to be $3.5 billion.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However, currently within the United States, requirements regarding youth access to indoor tanning facilities vary considerably from state to state and as a result appear to have been largely ineffective [48]. It is critical to have the involvement of public health officials with adequate financial and staff support if these initiatives are to be more effective [49].…”
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confidence: 99%
“…In the United States alone, the indoor tanning business earns $5 billion per year (51,52) and has 50 000 tanning facilities, 28 million customers annually (53), and 1 million visits per day (54). In some regions of the United States, more than half of all teenage girls have visited a tanning facility at least 3 times in the previous year (55).…”
Section: The Indoor Tanning Industrymentioning
confidence: 99%