CDC Report: Smoking Scenes In Top Youth-Rated Movies Increasing.

HealthDay (9/28, Preidt) says that “depictions of smoking in top-grossing, youth-rated movies increased in 2011, reversing a five-year decline, a new report” published September 27 in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Preventing Chronic Disease. This finding “comes just a few months after the US Surgeon General’s office warned that seeing smoking in movies causes young people to start smoking.” According to the article, “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.”

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— “Smoking Scenes on Rise in Top-Grossing Youth-Rated Movies: CDC, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, September 27, 2012.

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