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Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes - July 29th 2009, 09:22 PM

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* Sunbeds pose a similar cancer risk as cigarettes and asbestos, experts say
* The use of sunbeds has been described as "carcinogenic to humans"
* Melanoma is the second most common cancer in women aged 20 - 29.5


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Re: Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes - July 30th 2009, 02:18 AM

I'm not surprised! Unfortunately, I doubt that this information is going to stop a lot of people from doing it though.


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Re: Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes - July 30th 2009, 02:24 AM

I'd say even more so, because the harm from cigarettes although it starts from the first one, takes longer to build up. Maybe i'm wrong.
   
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Re: Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes - July 30th 2009, 04:53 AM

i think it's completely ridiculous that people continue to use sunbeds and smoke when they know what kind of consequences it'll have. but no, it doesn't surprise me that sunbeds pose a similar risk to cigarettes.. if you think about it, it's kind of obvious that it's not gunna do you any good!. will it put people off using sunbeds? hopefully some people, but i doubt it'll change the minds of the majority.

people seem to have this "its my body i'll do what i want" attitude.. which is fine, but that brings me to my argument that these foolish individuals should not be be treated on the NHS. if you smoke and get lung cancer - it's your own fault. but no.. lets spend money on those people rather than put more research into treating and curing people who have cancer from no fault of their own.. makes perfect sense


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Re: Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes - July 30th 2009, 05:07 AM

I never use one because of the scene in Final Destination 3 jk jk serious note if you want a Tan that's what the suns for.


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Re: Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes - July 30th 2009, 05:32 AM

I'm sorry, is this NEWS? Hasn't this been common knowledge for YEARS? I wonder how much money they spent on that study. Almost as much as the study that just released that TEXTING IS HARMFUL WHILE DRIVING!


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Re: Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes - July 30th 2009, 07:41 PM

Who's running these studies? Captain Obvious?
   
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