Many sigarettengebruik in movies aimed at younger audiences

Many sigarettengebruik in movies aimed at younger audiences

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

In recent and well-known hollywood films is much smoked. In 46 percent of the films that came out between 2010 and 2016, at least one cigarette raised.

This is evident from an examination of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

In 210 of the 459 best-attended shows movies between 2010 and 2016 came out was smoked. In addition, there was a large increase of sigarettengebruik in to see films that are suitable for teenagers (thirteen years and older). In 2010 there was a in 564 of the PG-13 movies smoked, in 2016 it was 809. That is an increase of 43 percent.

In films in which visitors to sixteen years must be accompanied by an adult, was even a 90 percent increase in “smoking scenes”.

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Millions of lives

These numbers arouse concerns on American health organizations. “When films that will be smoked now only for an adult audience are found, it would be that millions of lives could save,” says Stanton Glantz of the University of California.

Nancy Brown of the American Heart Association calls the findings also disturbing. “Movies you can now easier to view, also on your tablet and smartphone. As a consequence, more and more young people run the risk of a lifelong addiction.” She also argues that films in which smoking is romanticized is only suitable should be found for sixteen years of age and older.

From an earlier report of the U. S. Surgeon General found that when youth were often exposed to smoking in movies, they are two to three times more likely to start smoking compared to youngsters that such images don’t often see.

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