Smoking in the Movies | CDC - smoking teen movie

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Tobacco Use among Children and Teens | American Lung Association smoking teen movie


Watching movie stars smoking on the big screen makes teens more likely to start smoking themselves, regardless of whether the movie is rated.

Health experts are concerned a sharp increase in tobacco use on movie screens could negatively affect teen smoking rates.

An R rating for movies with tobacco use can potentially reduce the number of teen smokers by 18% 2,3, preventing up to 1 million premature smoking deaths.

Compared to adolescents with low exposure to smoking in movies, those as teen role models—the more likely they are to take up smoking.