From the AAD: Skin Cancer Public Service Advertisements
The ADD has a campaign targeting teens to try to prevent them from using tanning beds. A Swedish study presents strong evidence that indoor tanning increases the risk of melanoma, especially when indoor tanning begins at an early age.
From the American Academy of Dermatology:
On an average day, more than one million Americans tan in tanning salons. Of the customers, 70 percent are Caucasian girls and women, aged 16 to 49 years. These numbers continue to rise each year, despite research which demonstrates the risks of indoor tanning, including premature aging such as age spots and wrinkles, and even worse, the danger of skin cancer. To help educate the public, particularly teenagers, the Academy’s 2006 – 2007 skin cancer public service advertisement (PSA) campaign speaks to teens in a language they can understand, instant messaging (IM). Approximately 53 million American computer users – most of them teens – use IMs. Many exchange IMs more frequently than e-mail. It has a language all its own, and the Academy has developed this campaign specifically for teens who use it.
Articles from The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Articles from other scientific, peer-reviewed journals
PediatricsUse of sunscreen, sunburning rates, and tanning bed use among more than 10,000 US children and adolescents