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Clin Occup Environ Med. 2006;5(1):73-84, ix.

Tobacco and the movie industry.

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Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 265, Box 0936, San Francisco, CA 94143-1390, USA.


Despite the tobacco industry's voluntary restrictions and its agreement with the state attorneys general prohibiting direct and indirect cigarette marketing to youth and paid product placement, tobacco use remains prevalent in movies. Extensive research provides strong and consistent evidence that smoking in the movies promotes smoking. This article summarizes the evidence on the nature and effect of smoking in the movies on adolescents (and others) and proposes several solutions to reduce adolescent exposure to movie smoking and subsequent smoking.

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