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15 July 2011

Smoking on screen sharply declines

Far fewer top-grossing US films aimed at young audiences are featuring smoking scenes, a possible factor in the decline in cigarette use among middle and high school students.

Far fewer top-grossing US films aimed at young audiences are featuring smoking scenes, a possible factor in the decline in cigarette use among middle and high school students, health officials said.

The drop in on-screen tobacco use largely can be attributed to policies by three major film studios, Time Warner, Disney and Comcast, which discourage smoking in their films, said Dr Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who contributed to the CDC article.

 

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