Researchers Want Any Film Depicting Smoking To Be Given An R-Rating
It would "save a million kids’ lives," says Stanton A. Glantz, the senior author of a recent report finding an increase in PG-13 films that depicts smoking or tobacco use.
The Mercury News:
Tobacco Use In Youth-Rated Films Has Increased According To UCSF Study
The number of PG-13 films with actors smoking jumped from 564 in 2010 to 809 in 2016, according to the report. Nearly half of all films that depicted smoking were designed as kid-friendly or youth-rated, according to the report from the University of California, San Francisco and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention as well as other groups. (Brassil, 7/6)