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Posted on December 16, 2013 in Teen Drug Addiction

Smoking in Movies May Encourage Teen Tobacco Use

Parents concerned about the movies their kids watch tend to watch for sexually explicit scenes or the use of profane language. Even the disrespectful tone of a young character may lead parents to limit their child’s exposure to a movie. However, there are other things you may need to watch for when deciding what’s appropriate to show your kids.

In the United States there are strict regulations about how much smoking imagery can be used in a film. However, in Europe there is more freedom to depict characters as smokers, and a study was designed to measure how this exposure impacted teen initiation of cigarette use.

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