No More Cigs in Movies
Fictional cowboys, mafia dons, and seedy tough guys beware, you’re onscreen image is about to take a hit. Philip Morris, the nation’s largest cigarette maker, wants Hollywood to stop putting its products in movies because it may influence kids to smoke. Larry O’Dell of the Associated Press reports:
A study published last year in the medical journal Pediatrics is one of several that have shown that children exposed to smoking in the movies are more likely than their peers to start using tobacco. Philip Morris cites that study and two others in its ads.
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