PSA Warns Young People Of Dangers Of Tanning, Risk Of Skin Cancer

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 7:47 am
By: News 9

UNDATED -- A new public service announcement is aimed at helping prevent skin cancer in young people.

Everyone in the ad gives advice to their 16-year-old self, warning them about everything from bad hair styles to bad movies.

The true message is a warning against the dangers of tanning, both in the sun and in tanning beds.  One bad sunburn before the age of 18 can double the risk of melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.  It often affects young people.

Watch the "Dear 16-year-old me" PSA against skin cancer