Adolescent attitudes towards tanning: does age matter?

  title={Adolescent attitudes towards tanning: does age matter?},
  author={Leslie K. Dennis and Vijaya Kancherla and Linda G Snetselaar},
  journal={Pediatric health},
  volume={3 6},
Adolescents seem to be obsessed with tanning. One third of both adolescents and adults report sunbathing. On average, about 20% of adolescents report ever-using of artificial UV tanning devices with 15% currently using them. Tanning attitudes appear similar for adolescents and adults. The top three reasons for tanning included beliefs that a tan makes them more comfortable socializing with friends, looks better and is attractive. The top reason for using artificial UV tanning devices is also… CONTINUE READING

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