August 22, 2014

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

CDC: R-rating movies with smoking would save a million kids lives

The CDC today updated its official fact sheet on smoking in movies.
Among many other important things, it says:  "Giving an R rating to future movies with smoking would be expected to reduce the number of teen smokers by nearly 1 in 5 (18%) and prevent one million deaths from smoking among children alive today."
It also says: "In 2012, the Surgeon General concluded that exposure to onscreen smoking in movies causes young people to start smoking. Because of this exposure to smoking in movies: 6.4 million children alive today will become smokers, and 2 million of these children will die prematurely from diseases caused by smoking."
It also contains data on individual studios' performace in 2013.

The Full official link, stable from year to year is

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