Smoking in youth-rated movies doubles - WRBL

Smoking in youth-rated movies doubles

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Smoking in movies is on the rise.

According to a new report funded by Legacy for Health, incidents of people using tobacco in youth-rated movies doubled between 2010 and 2012.

That's back up to levels that were seen a decade ago.

Legacy says films with high levels of smoking included the Hobbit, Lincoln, Taken 2, Skyfall and Men in Black 3.

A 2012 surgeon general report warned that watching movies with characters who smoke causes kids to start the habit.

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