Watching Smoking in Both PG-13 and R-Rated Movies Linked to Teen Smoking


From WebMD: Watching movie stars smoking on the big screen makes teens more likely to start smoking themselves, regardless of whether the movie is rated R or PG-13.

A new study suggests it’s the cigarette smoking itself in movies that affects teenage smoking habits, rather than other adult behaviors that go with it.

Researchers found that on-screen smoking in movies rated R and PG-13 had a comparable impact on making teens more likely to smoke.
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