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Updated 29 January 2019

Smoking and drinking not discouraged in animated movies

Cartoon characters who smoke and drink are becoming less common, but a new study says a kid needn't look far to find tobacco and alcohol use in animated movies

Cartoon characters who smoke and drink are becoming less common, but a new study says a kid needn't look far to find tobacco and alcohol use in animated movies - and typically with no health consequences.

"I don't think you're going to get rid of alcohol, tobacco or violence" in films, Thompson says. "But people just need to be aware of what's there."

 

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