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Title: The role of public health advocacy in achieving an outright ban on commercial tanning beds in Australia
Authors: Sinclair CA; Makin JK; Tang A; Brozek I; Rock V
Categories: Cancer Type - Skin Cancer
Prevention - Interventions to Prevent Cancer: Personal Behaviours (Non-Dietary) that Affect Cancer Risk
Cancer Control, Survivorship, and Outcomes Research - Education and Communication Research
Keywords: Australia; Beauty Culture; Consumer Advocacy; Humans; legislation & jurisprudence; Public Health; standards; Sunbathing; Ultraviolet Rays
Year: 2014
Journal Title: American Journal of Public Health
Volume: 104
Issue: 2
Page number start: e7
Page number end: e9
Abstract: Although many countries still face opposition to the legislation of artificial tanning beds, all Australian states and territories have announced a total ban on commercial tanning beds. A combination of epidemiological and policy-centered research, powerful personal stories, and the active advocacy of prominent academics, cancer organizations, and grassroots community campaigners contributed to the decisions to first legislate standards and then ban all commercial tanning beds. We have illustrated that incremental change can be an effective pathway to securing substantial public health reforms
Division: Cancer Research Division
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301703
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