Navigation Links
Smoking Related Scenes in Movies Increase Teenage Susceptibility To Smoke

A review report submitted recently regarding the impact of media and mass communication on smoking has found that teenagers are vulnerable to smoke after visualization of smoking related scenes on movies// or televisions. It is also in favor of exclusion of smoking related scenes from movies rated for adolescent audience. It is appropriate to remember at this stage that most smokers would have initiated the habit during adolescence.

"The weight of dozens of studies, after controlling for all other known influences, shows the more smoking that kids see on screen, the more likely they are to smoke. This strong empirical evidence affects hundreds of thousands of families," said Annemarie Charlesworth, lead author and research specialist, University of California.

The current review summarizes the results of nearly 42 studies conducted in the above regard and therefore provides authoritative information. The review appears in the journal Pediatrics, published in December.

The review has also drawn certain conclusions regarding smoking, teenage behaviour and movies in general. The U.S. movies have again been found to exhibit as much smoking as they did in 1950. The balance of smoking has swung toward youth-rated (G/PG/PG-13) films. The negative consequences of smoking are very rarely portrayed in the same. Smoking is generally projected as a manly act in the films that also link it to higher status characters in an unrealistic way. For teen audiences, anti-tobacco spots shown before movies with on-screen smoking countered much of the promotional effect of smoking in the movies.

A direct relationship between watching smoking related scenes and actual smoking exists, with a three fold increased risk of smoking initiation among those who watch it more frequently compared to those who watch the lowest related. In addition, adolescents and teens who were under strict parental guidance regarding watching of R-rated films were less likely to start smoking than those with fewer restrictions.

"This result indicates that lowering exposure by removing smoking from youth-marketed films will reduce the number of kids who start smoking. More than a decade of independent experimental and epidemiological research shows that the tobacco industry was smart, from a marketing point of view, in investing millions of dollars to put smoking on the American screen. The science is in; getting smoking out of youth rated movies is the simplest and least expensive thing that can be done to reduce adolescent smoking”, said Stanton Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF".

Perhaps, this review settles the controversial debate regarding the ill effects of television viewing amongst advertisement agencies, parents and health care professionals.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
2. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
3. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
4. Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink
5. Smoking spreads Cancer
6. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
7. Quit Smoking
8. Smoking can depreciate intellegence
9. Smoking Delays Pregnancy
10. Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight
11. GlaxoSmithKline To Cultivate Non-Smoking Environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/16/2018)... Iowa (PRWEB) , ... October 16, 2018 , ... ... Turbomachinery Train Optimization Services for upstream, midstream and downstream operators today announces Total ... 14.1 is a packaged release of critical system components focused on improving cybersecurity ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... ... of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s (AIHM) Visionary Award for his ... , Dr. Pizzorno was selected as AIHM’s recipient of the Visionary Award ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... , ... October 16, 2018 , ... ... 2018 – Bethesda, MD, http://www.fdanews.com/fdainspectionssummit , The 13th Annual FDA Inspections ... Inspections Summit that it sometimes feels difficult to keep up. The FDA is ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... ... of training are over. The race has come and gone. It doesn’t matter if runners ... the wringer after the big event. Read on for something healthy hints from the ... treat the body and mind after a long run: , 1. Don’t sit. Walk around ...
(Date:10/13/2018)... ... , ... At HEI Health, we believe tomorrow’s healthcare can be made affordable ... Healthcare CXO Fall Summit by Marcus Evans. HEI will be hosting an exclusive round ... with leading healthcare providers. , Marcus Evans National Healthcare CXO Summit is the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... Citrus Valley Health Partners ... an exciting and inclusive forum on the health care ecosystem of the San Gabriel ... designed to foster evidence-based dialogues and actionable solutions aimed at transforming the way health ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... , ... Cameras and monitoring are top-of-mind when people think about home safety. ... role in a family’s health and well-being. That’s why Home Expert Danny Lipford ... At Home” satellite media event today. , Lipford and Wolf connected with 27 ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... AMGtime will be exhibiting ... Convention Center. At booth 1940, AMGtime will showcase time, labor management, and scheduling ... as their specialized Skilled Nursing Facility module . , Designed to appease ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: