Study finds young people addicted to tanning

September 5, 2008 2:08:39 PM PDT
Are you addicted to your tan? New research says it's possible and becoming more common among college students. More than 25 percent of those surveyed at Virginia Commonwealth University reported symptoms similar to alcohol and drug addicted individuals.

The study also found those with a tanning dependence tend to be more likely to be thin and smoke cigarettes.

Many of students surveyed got their bronze skin in a tanning booth and started at the age of 17.

There are more details on this research in the latest issue of the American Journal of Health Behavior.


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