CDC: Too much smoking in kids' movies


September 27, 2012 3:30:02 PM PDT
There are concerns that movies geared toward children and teens have too many images of people smoking.

A new government survey shows movies with depictions of smoking have increased in 2011. That's reversing a five-year decline, according to a report in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Journal.

The finding comes just a few months after the US Surgeon General's office warned that seeing smoking in movies causes young people to start smoking.

Experts say the movie industry needs to adopt a uniform set of policies to cut down on smoking scenes in movies.

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