Overall tobacco use among high school students remains high, with one in five currently using tobacco and nearly half reporting they have ever used a tobacco product, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports in its latest data on teen smoking.
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.