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Implications of Lessons Learned From Tobacco Control for Tanning Bed Reform


Sinclair, C and Makin, JK, Implications of Lessons Learned From Tobacco Control for Tanning Bed Reform, Preventing Chronic Diseases: public health research, practice, and policy, 10 pp. 1-6. ISSN 1545-1151 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5888/pcd10.120186


Tanning beds used according to the manufacturer’s instructions expose the user to health risks, including melanoma and other skin cancers. Applying the MPOWER model (monitor, protect, offer alternatives, warn, enforce, and raise taxes), which has been used in tobacco control, to tanning bed reform could reduce the number of people at risk of diseases associated with tanning bed use. Among the tactics available to government are restricting the use of tanning beds by people under age 18 and those with fair skin, increasing the price of tanning bed services through taxation, licensing tanning bed operators, and banning unsupervised tanning bed operations.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Skin cancer, UV radiation, solariums
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Makin, JK (Ms Jen Makin)
ID Code:103567
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2015-10-16
Last Modified:2017-11-04

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