Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Alcohol Brands Flooding The Silver Screens While Depictions Of Smoking Fall Drastically

Medical Daily, May 28, 2013

"In the marketplace of ideas that is the Hollywood film, teenagers and adolescents are seeing fewer product placements for tobacco and more for alcohol, new research shows.
Once a staple of the silver screen, scenes with smoking in youth-oriented movies fell by 42.3 percent in the United States between 1996 and 2009, researchers reported Tuesday in the June issue of JAMA Pediatrics. Tobacco placements also fell 85.4 percent in movies aimed at adult audiences, while the appearance of alcohol products increased in both." Read More

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