Smoking Scenes on Rise in Top-Grossing Youth-Rated Movies
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|Tue, 10-02-2012 - 11:44am|
According to this new Health Day News article, teens are seeing more smoking in movies. "Depictions of smoking in top-grossing, youth-rated movies increased in 2011, reversing a five-year decline, a new report shows.
The finding comes just a few months after the U.S. Surgeon General's office warned that seeing smoking in movies causes young people to start smoking.
The report found that four of the six major Hollywood studios featured more smoking in their youth-rated (G, PG and PG-13) movies in 2011. ..The sharpest increase in the number of tobacco depictions per youth-rated movie were in films from the three major studies with published policies addressing onscreen smoking: Disney, Universal and Warner Brothers." MORE