Updated Fact Sheet on Smoking in Movies

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Updated Fact Sheet on Smoking in Movies

September 3, 2014 Uncategorized 0
The CDC updated its official fact sheet on smoking in movies. Among many important findings, some of the highlights include:
“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.”
“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.”
You can help promote these findings by linking to the updated fact sheet, spotlighting the risk posed to kids by movies with smoking, and emphasize that the R-rating will save a million lives.
 
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