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CDC: Tanning Beds Lead To Drinking, Unsafe Sex

From an unquestioning Reuters:

Indoor tanning linked to teen sex, binge drinking

By Andrew M. Seaman | February 27, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — U.S. teenagers who use indoor tanning devices are more likely to take part in other risky behaviors, according to a new government study.

The Obama administration’s ‘War On Tanning Beds’ continues. (Is it their way to get at John Boehner?)

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that using indoor tanning devices was linked to binge drinking, having sex and using unsafe methods to control weight among high school students.

And we believe that too. Similarly, we also believe that marijuana, Hollywood movies, rap music and free condoms and morning after pills and single parents and welfare have absolutely no negative impact on young people.

“I think it’s important to understand the prevalence of indoor tanning and its relation to other risky behaviors,” Gery Guy [sic], Jr., the study’s lead author from the CDC, told Reuters Health…

For the new study, the researchers analyzed data from two national CDC surveys of high school students in grades nine through 12 that asked about various behaviors related to their health. The surveys were conducted in 2009 and 2011.

So how do we know this wasn’t all due to Obama being Presidenting?

As for other risky behaviors, both male and female students who reported indoor tanning were more likely to report binge drinking, having sex and using unhealthy methods to control their weight.

Among girls, illegal drug use and having had sex with four or more partners were also more likely among those who used indoor tanning.

Should the CDC be reporting this? How many guys are going to read this and start hanging around tanning salons to meet these girls?

Using steroids that weren’t prescribed by a doctor, smoking daily and attempting suicide were more common among male students who used indoor tanning, Guy and his colleagues found…

“Early intervention is key among this population to avoid having the behavior continue into the adulthood,” he said.

Early intervention is always the solution. Especially, early government intervention.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, February 28th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “CDC: Tanning Beds Lead To Drinking, Unsafe Sex”

  1. yadayada

    ok i’m confused, i was under the impression that this is the behavior sought and taught by libs

    “Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that using indoor tanning devices was linked to binge drinking, having sex and using unsafe methods to control weight among high school students.”

    you can always tell a libtard did the the research when it’s completely devoid of cause and effect.

    “And we believe that too. Similarly, we also believe that marijuana, Hollywood movies, rap music and free condoms and morning after pills and single parents and welfare have absolutely no negative impact on young people”

    silly conservative, cartoon camels are the downfall of civilization!

  2. wirenut

    Love this one. Tanning Beds, have also lead to the decline of the charcoal grill. The only bed of coals I seek, is to turn a piece of Nature into a tasty bite. Yumn!

  3. Tanning Beds may lead to .. um, let’s see .. rivers of blood, plagues of frogs and the dead rising from their graves.

    Oh, wait a minute. That’s in Vol. 3.

  4. Curiosity

    In the past I’ve heard from Christian sources that the correlation is because promiscuous girls tend to go tanning, not the other way around.

    Girls and young women who are secure with their father (godfather, …), are valued by him and believe he finds them beautiful – these girls will usually refrain from promiscuity.

    On the other end are girls who have slept with a boy – whether forced or voluntarily – and they know in their hearts they’ve lost something beautiful about themselves. These poor girls resort to all sorts of makeup, destructive diets, and ‘beautification’ means such as tanning to try and make themselves feel beautiful again. Yet, shy of the involvement of a godly father figure, they aren’t likely to achieve a feeling of beauty again, and will seek validation from the boys (who certainly are not men) in their life, leading to a destructive cycle.

    • The ‘love me, love me’ syndrome. Destructive and self-perpetuating until something beautiful comes into their life which heals this ache ..

    • yadayada

      Curiosity – I agree with your observation. I have 3 daughters. I have always believed that if a girl’s father does not assure her of her beauty and value (both to their family and to our God), she will grow to seek that reassurance elsewhere. she will usually end up with low self esteem and find herself in the cycle you have accurately described. I have seen both outcomes countless times in many families thru my life.

      I think inside every woman is that little girl twirling her dress in front of her father asking, “aren’t I pretty, Daddy?”

      or maybe not. correct me if I’m wrong, I tend to be old fashioned and sentimental.
      (my wife would say just mental)


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