Learn about how we collected our data:
In the research phase of the project, CITY stood for “Correlates of Indoor Tanning in Youth.” In this current phase of sharing the research findings, CITY now stands for “Controlling Indoor Tanning in Youth.” The “100” refers to the most populous U.S. cities (according to the year 2000 Census), where we interviewed over 6,000 teens.
Identify the key factors that encourage and discourage teens to use indoor tanning.
CITY100 identified what influences teens to use indoor tanning. A broad range of influences was evaluated, including whether teens lived near indoor tanning businesses and whether they lived in a state with an indoor tanning law. The project was funded by the National Cancer Institute in 2003 to researchers at San Diego State University. The purpose of this website is to share the findings, conclusions, and recommendations from the CITY100 project.