More smoking scenes featured in youth-rated movies, report finds

04/9/2013 | HealthDay News

A report funded by anti-smoking foundation Legacy showed a twofold increase in the number of smoking scenes in youth-rated movies from 2010 to 2012. Half of youth-rated movies released last year delivered about 14.8 billion "tobacco impressions" to audiences, up 169% from 2010, researchers said. "This explosion in on-screen smoking puts hundreds of thousands of young Americans at risk of addiction, disease and premature death," Legacy President and CEO Cheryl Healton said.

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