Teenagers are using sunbeds less since ban but are still getting burnt

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 09 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3788
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The number of under 18 year olds who use sunbeds in Great Britain has fallen, but half of users say that they have been burnt at some point, shows a new survey.

Legislation was implemented in Scotland in 2009 and in England and Wales in 2011 to make it illegal for under 18s to use sunbeds in commercial settings. Wales and Scotland also have measures for all sunbeds to be supervised by trained staff. However, children can still manage to sidestep the ban by using …

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