Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Public Health. 2004 Feb;94(2):261-3.

Back to the future: Smoking in movies in 2002 compared with 1950 levels.

Author information

  • 1Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, 94143-1390, USA. glantz@medicine.ucsf.edu

Abstract

We reviewed smoking shown in a random sample of major motion pictures from 1950 through 2002. Smoking incidents declined from 10.7 incidents per hour in 1950 to a minimum of 4.9 in 1980-1982 but increased to 10.9 in 2002. Despite declining tobacco use and increasing public understanding of the dangers of smoking in the real world, smoking in movies has returned to levels observed in 1950, when smoking was nearly twice as prevalent in reality as it was in 2002.

PMID:
14759939
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1448240
Free PMC Article

Images from this publication.See all images (1)Free text

FIGURE 1—
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk