by Anna Maltby
Let us repeat: The number of skin cancers we can blame each year on indoor tanning is higher than the number of lung cancers we can blame on cigarettes.
And to put that in perspective, about 90 percent of lung cancer cases are attributable to cigarette smoking whereas only somewhere between three and 22 percent of skin cancer cases are attributable to indoor tanning.
All this is courtesy of an eye-opening, huge meta-analysis published in JAMA Dermatology last week. Those researchers pored over stats from 88 major studies over the past 20 years, covering almost 500,000 total study participants from 16 western countries (including the United States, Australia, and countries in Northern and Western Europe).
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Overall, the researchers