How to talk to teens about tanning beds
You’ve had the sex talk, the smoking talk, and the drugs and drinking talk. But have you talked to your kids about tanning beds?
You should. Tanning bed use can cause skin cancer, including the deadliest form, melanoma. And, using tanning beds before age 30 increases a person’s risk of melanoma by 75%.
Equally worrisome: tanning beds can become addictive. A recent study showed that 80% of college-age tanning beds users couldn’t kick the habit.