New Approaches to Melanoma Prevention

June K. Robinson*, Mary Kate Baker, Joel J. Hillhouse

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-412
Number of pages8
JournalDermatologic clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • Melanoma
  • Tanning
  • Tanning attitude

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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