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Hollywood Advised To Stop Using Smoking Characters in Movies

A new youth smoking examination, conducted by RTI International for the state Department of Health, confirms that 26 percent of teens who saw the most smoking in films tried smoking cigarettes compared to 8 percent of teens who saw movies with less smoking. The study looked at teens aged 13-16 during 2004-2006 and finds a straight association between the number of shows seen by teens depicting smoking and youth smoking. There are so many characters who smoke brands like Davidoff cigarettes or Dunhill cigarettes. Beginning learning Findings: * Among those youth that saw movies with the towering smoking, 35 percent were open to the freh idea of smoking within the next year even though they had never smoked before. This contrasts with concerning 20 percent of teens who saw movies with fewer … Read entire article »

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