those who use tanning beds before age 35 increase their lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, by 59 percent.” That is a staggering figure. Not even cigarettes claim that kind of cancer rate.
The Free Market Doesn’t Care If You Live or Die
Paul Constant
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The article you quote says: “the risk of developing lung cancer is about 23 times higher in male smokers compared to non-smokers.” That would be a 2200% increase in lifetime risk in cancer, way higher than the 59% you say. This doesn’t contradict the overall point you make (which is well received). But, if you are comparing tanning beds to cigarettes, it’s an important statement to make accurately.

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