Why Smoking In Films Harms Youngsters

In one study, the children of nonsmoking parents with heavy exposure to movie smoking were as likely to smoke as the children of smoking parents with heavy movie exposure.
To Dr. Glantz, and the other people who study this topic, that makes smoking in movies an “environmental toxin,” a factor endangering children.
“There’s nothing you could do that would be so cheap and save so many lives,” Dr. Glantz said.
“Keeping smoking onscreen is like putting arsenic in the popcorn,” Dr. Glantz said.
In the real world, smokers are likely to be “poor people, people with mental illness,” Dr. Glantz said.

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