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New Approaches to Melanoma Prevention
Dermatologic Clinics
  • June K. Robinson, Northwestern University
  • Katie Baker, East Tennessee State University
  • Joel J. Hillhouse, East Tennessee State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-2017
Description
Skin cancer is a major public health concern, and tanning remains a modifiable risk factor. Multidimensional influences, including psychosocial, individual, environmental, and policy-related factors, create the milieu for individuals to engage in tanning. Parents and physicians can modify the behavior of teens and young adults using strategies based on harm reduction. Environmental and policy-related factors similar to those used to limit smoking by restricting access of minors to cigarettes in the United States in the 20th century need to be created. Federal regulations can restrict direct advertising and the excise tax can be increased to a prohibitive amount. Social networking may assist with affect regulation.
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© 2012 Elsevier Inc. This document is an author manuscript from PMC. The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1016/j.det.2012.04.006

Citation Information
June K. Robinson, Katie Baker and Joel J. Hillhouse. "New Approaches to Melanoma Prevention" Dermatologic Clinics Vol. 30 Iss. 3 (2017) p. 405 - 412 ISSN: 0733-8635
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joel-hillhouse/11/