April 29, 2010

Tanning Addiction Goes Public!

I found this adorable little article, I needed to share it ....

Tanning addiction on the rise

Addictions to things like alcohol, drugs, and eating are common.  There are even addictions to things like sex.  Now, add indoor tanning to that list.
Young people across the nation are preparing for prom, graduation, and spring trips on the beach.  However, for some, it's more than just looks.
A new study of college students in the northeast finds nearly a third of those who tan indoors meet the criteria for a tanning addiction, much like an addiction to alcohol.
"An addiction, among other things, when you do it, it gives you a hit, you feel good.  There are a number of things out there - alcohol, drugs, and now it turns out, tanning booths," Psychologist Dr. Michael Mckee said.
The same young people were more prone to anxiety and also more likely to indulge in alcohol and drugs.
Part of the new health care reform law includes a 10% tax on indoor tanning. It goes into effect July 1st.

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