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Study: Movie scenes with smoking on the decline

August 20, 2010

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— A new study shows that there’s less smoking depicted in movies in recent years.

Tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline ever since. Movies released last year showed about half the number of smoking incidents than films four years earlier.

The study released Thursday looked at tobacco use in popular films from 1991 to 2009.

Last year, about half of the 145 movies in the study didn’t show any smoking at all. For films aimed at children or teens, the percentage was even higher at 61 percent. However, slightly more than half of the movies rated PG-13 did show tobacco use.

The report is in a publication from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 8 months ago

"Rated MP for much puking...."

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 8 months ago

Now, can we cut back on puking in the movies? Or at least the few 20 minutes? What is it with directors and screen writers. You know how you cook dinner, carry it to the living room, pop in a DVD,say, Platoon.... sit down to eat, and within the first so many minutes, Charlie Sheen's come up on a dead corpse and tosses his cookies while I'm trying to eat. Thanks Charlie.

Worse, I get too busy to watch the DVD, it plays through without me watching it, so I repeat the same thing again on another meal later or the next day. There he is again, same corpse, same cookies.

Next day, cook dinner, put in Monster's Ball. Sit down, turn it on, grab a bite..Billy Bob's morning ritual, heads for the toilet..more cookies.

Now I'm wondering, just how many other movies I've seen where this happens. How far into Juno before she barfs blue into the vase?

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