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The Role of Public Health Advocacy in Achieving an Outright Ban on Commercial Tanning Beds in Australia

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Sinclair, CA and Makin, JK and Tang, A and Brozek, I and Rock, V, The Role of Public Health Advocacy in Achieving an Outright Ban on Commercial Tanning Beds in Australia, American Journal of Public Health, 104, (2) pp. e6-e8. ISSN 0090-0036 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 APHA

DOI: doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301703

Abstract

Although many countries still face opposition to the legislation of artificial tanning beds, all Australian states and territories have announced a total ban on commercial tanning beds. A combination of epidemiological and policy-centered research, powerful personal stories, and the active advocacy of prominent academics, cancer organizations, and grassroots community campaigners contributed to the decisions to first legislate standards and then ban all commercial tanning beds. We have illustrated that incremental change can be an effective pathway to securing substantial public health reforms

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Skin cancer, UV radiation, solariums
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Makin, JK (Ms Jen Makin)
ID Code:103566
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2015-10-16
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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