Navigation Links
Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk
Date:2/23/2009

The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say

MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allowed to watch R-rated movies are more likely to smoke, say researchers who analyzed data from a four-year study of more than 1,200 Massachusetts youngsters.

"We don't know why this is so. It may have to do with a parenting style that is permissive of activities that are not age-appropriate. Or it may be an outcome of all the smoking scenes in R-rated movies," lead author Chyke Doubeni and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School said in a news release.

The participants were in the sixth grade when the study started in 2002 and were interviewed 11 times between then and 2006. The students were asked a number of questions about their access to cigarettes, whether smoking was allowed in their home and whether they were allowed to watch R-rated movies and videos.

Among those who were allowed to watch R-rated movies, smokers were nearly three times as likely and nonsmokers were almost twice as likely to say it would be easy for them to get cigarettes, compared to youngsters who weren't allowed to watch R-rated movies.

The findings are published in the Feb. 21 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

According to Doubeni, the study shows that parental permission to watch R-rated movies is one of the strongest predictors of children's belief that cigarettes are easily available, about as strong as having friends that smoke.

"We do know that kids who believe it is easy to get a cigarette are at risk of smoking," Doubeni said. "Our prior research has already shown that kids who perceive cigarettes as readily accessible are more likely to end up as regular smokers."

"Parents need to be mindful about the movies their children watch for a variety of obvious reasons," added co-author Dr. Joseph DiFranza. "This study p
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Watching water from space could aid disease prevention in China
2. Watching too much TV is causing some university students to pack on the pounds
3. Obesity research boosted by watching hunger in the brain
4. Watching Violent TV at Pre-School Age Linked to Aggression in Young Boys
5. Many Kids Under 15 Watch Violent Movies
6. Dartmouth researchers say too many children see extreme violence in movies
7. More Movies to Include Anti-Smoking PSAs to Protect Childrens Health
8. AAP Calls for an End to Toxic Tobacco Content in Hollywood Movies
9. Smoking in Movies Linked to Kids Lighting Up
10. On-screen smoking in movies linked to young adult smoking behavior
11. Increasing young adult smoking linked to smoking in movies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 With a redesign of ... Steven Meier has enhanced the user experience and ... prospective patients an online destination for orthopedic and sports ... present the new and improved version of the website. ... easier than ever for current and prospective patients to ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc., a ... award the 2014 Lync Pioneer Award ... as a great honor to ISI, who continues ... Specifically, ISI offers an integrated collaboration reporting and ... including voice, video, Lync IM, and conferencing. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... For those with a New Year’s resolution to get in ... at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center ... 45- 60 minute classes have just started and are included ... memberships. , LES MILLS BODYPUMP™ exercise classes strengthen, condition and ... fast results , By focusing on low weight loads ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who ... a new study suggests. Early puberty was linked ... as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to ... problems, such as conflict with family and peers, and ... the study found. Although the study found an ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will ... and the rules even apply to movie theater popcorn and ... of their calories away from home, often consuming less nutritious ... Margaret Hamburg said during a Monday afternoon news conference. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steven Meier Announces Relaunch Of Practice Website 2Health News:ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc. has been Awarded the 2014 Microsoft Lync Pioneer Award 2Health News:LES MILLS BODYPUMP™ classes come to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center 2Health News:Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens 2Health News:Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says 2Health News:Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says 3
... Thousands to Pray for End to AbortionWASHINGTON, Jan. 16 ... National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an ... Opening Mass at 7:00 p.m. on January 21, the eve ... the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.Over 16,000 worshipers - ...
... Inc. (EVF), an IC Sciences Company, and its ... a collaboration that shares a common vision of ... of reconstructing clinical experiences virtually and engaging in ... diagnostic and procedural skills. "Virtual CoPs exchange ...
... Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,announced a series of actions today ... its individual health plans that could exceed a,cumulative total of ... Daniel J. Loepp, BCBSM president and CEO, this morning ... Blue Care Network HMO,subsidiary over the next 60 days - ...
... Recent hoopla surrounding,published research citing the patient safety ... stumbled onto a startling new tactic to,prevent medical ... Health,Organization published Tuesday, January 13, 2009, in The ... many of the safest U.S. hospitals. The NEJM,article ...
... Jan. 12, 2009 The National Lung Cancer Partnership ... Children,s Hospital Medical Center the recipient of the 2009 ... of protected time for new investigators to develop their careers ... support Dr. Wang,s research with FoxM1, a protein that binds ...
... /PRNewswire/ - - During ... ( www.bifera.com ), a new, dual action iron supplement ... who need the energy and nutritional benefits from iron ... ( www.mariespano.com ), MS, RD/LD, FISSN, CSCS; Curt ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Prayer Vigil for Life Opening Mass 2Health News:The Endovascular Forum, Inc. and the Society of Interventional Radiology Partner to Extend the Clinical Influence of Electronic Medical Care Advancement Through Communities of Practice Designed to Deepen the Conversation of Clinical Experience and Advance 2Health News:The Endovascular Forum, Inc. and the Society of Interventional Radiology Partner to Extend the Clinical Influence of Electronic Medical Care Advancement Through Communities of Practice Designed to Deepen the Conversation of Clinical Experience and Advance 3Health News:The Endovascular Forum, Inc. and the Society of Interventional Radiology Partner to Extend the Clinical Influence of Electronic Medical Care Advancement Through Communities of Practice Designed to Deepen the Conversation of Clinical Experience and Advance 4Health News:Facing Large and Uncontrollable Financial Losses on Individual Policies, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Will Cut Up to 1000 Jobs in 2009, Reduce Spending and Seek Rate Increases on Individual Plans 2Health News:Facing Large and Uncontrollable Financial Losses on Individual Policies, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Will Cut Up to 1000 Jobs in 2009, Reduce Spending and Seek Rate Increases on Individual Plans 3Health News:America's Best Hospitals Way Ahead of World Health Organization on Surgical Checklist Use 2Health News:Teleconference on Monday, January 19, Announcing New, Innovative Dual Iron Supplement Now Available Over the Counter 2
(Date:11/26/2014)...  At the American Dental Association,s Annual Meeting in ... Kerr Group was honored to be part of the ... to see and test the Best of Class winners ... on the latest developments in dental technology. This year, ... CariVu Caries Detection Device and Kerr Demi ™  ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 25, 2014   Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: ... the "Company"), a provider of advanced veterinary diagnostic and ... Grieve , Executive Chair, will attend The Benchmark Company, LLC,s ... one-on-one conference will be held at The Palmer House Hilton, ... from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please email hska@haydenir.com ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 25, 2014 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... corporate presentations at two upcoming investor conferences.  , ... on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:45 a.m. EST ... and head of EUSA International, will provide an overview of the ... Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference in New York, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:KaVo Kerr Group Showcased in Pride Institute Technology Expo at ADA Annual Meeting 2KaVo Kerr Group Showcased in Pride Institute Technology Expo at ADA Annual Meeting 3Heska to Attend Benchmark Micro Cap Discovery Conference 2Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Two Investor Conferences 2
... - Once-daily dosing with enteric-coated tablet produced robust antiviral ... ... was well tolerated during one week of dosing in HIV patients ... RDEA ) today announced additional positive results from its,completed Phase 2a ...
... 25 Vical Incorporated,(Nasdaq: VICL ) today ... under a three-year, $6.0 million grant awarded in,2007, ... DNA vaccine manufacturing,process with the potential to produce ... days., The RapidResponse(TM) system is designed to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ardea Biosciences Reports Additional Positive Phase 2a Results for Lead HIV Candidate, RDEA806, Demonstrating Up to 1.9 Log Reduction in Plasma Viral Load with Once-Daily Dosing 2Ardea Biosciences Reports Additional Positive Phase 2a Results for Lead HIV Candidate, RDEA806, Demonstrating Up to 1.9 Log Reduction in Plasma Viral Load with Once-Daily Dosing 3Ardea Biosciences Reports Additional Positive Phase 2a Results for Lead HIV Candidate, RDEA806, Demonstrating Up to 1.9 Log Reduction in Plasma Viral Load with Once-Daily Dosing 4Vical Advances RapidResponse(TM) DNA Vaccine Platform Under $6 Million Grant from NIH 2Vical Advances RapidResponse(TM) DNA Vaccine Platform Under $6 Million Grant from NIH 3Vical Advances RapidResponse(TM) DNA Vaccine Platform Under $6 Million Grant from NIH 4Vical Advances RapidResponse(TM) DNA Vaccine Platform Under $6 Million Grant from NIH 5
9" X 14" translucent plastic may be used with illuminated test cabinet or as a wall chart 20/200 to 20/15....
... The PowerLab 2/25 is an ... suitable for teaching and research use ... animal physiology, pharmacology, neurophysiology, biology, zoology, ... 2/25 supports all ADInstruments signal conditioners ...
... a high-performance recording unit suitable for a ... that require up to 16 input channels. ... studies. The unit is capable of recording ... samples per second continuously to disk, and ...
... is a high-performance data acquisition system suitable ... including human and animal physiology, pharmacology, neurophysiology, ... unit is capable of recording from very ... 200 000 samples per second continuously to ...
Medicine Products: