How to get teens to stop tanning and smoking


When it comes to discouraging dangerous tanning, and thus minimising the risk of melanoma, it’s a case of safety versus vanity.

Researchers wanted to help prevent melanoma by telling teenagers to stop using tanning beds and to avoid sitting in the sun on the beach.

The problem, the researchers noted, is that for teenagers the potential impact of melanoma was “too far in the future to fathom” compared with the instant gratification of looking sun-kissed.

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