Surgeon general issues 'call to action' against tanning

The nation's top medical official says a generation of bad tanning habits has led to a surge in the deadliest form of skin cancer. 

For the first time, acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak released a "call to action" report Tuesday labeling skin cancer a "major health problem that requires immediate action."

The report said overexposure to ultraviolet rays — whether outdoors or in a tanning salon — has lead to a 200 percent spike in melanoma-related deaths since 1973.

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