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AFTER FIVE-YEAR DECLINE, SMOKING IN MOVIES RISES

September 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After five years of declining instances of smoking scenes in movies, onscreen smoking rose last year, according to a study conducted by the University of California at San Francisco. The study found that several films with smoking scenes particularly attracted a younger, more impressionable audience, like Rango and X-Men First Class. The study was published online today (Thursday) in Preventing Chronic Disease Journal. “Hollywood has still not fixed this problem,” said lead author Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, a professor of medicine at UCSF and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. “The result of the increase in onscreen smoking in youth-rated films will be more kids starting to smoke and developing tobacco-induced disease.”