Exposure to Smoking Depictions in MoviesClick here to read the entire abstract.
Its Association With Established Adolescent Smoking
James D. Sargent, MD; Mike Stoolmiller, PhD; Keilah A. Worth, PhD; Sonya Dal Cin, PhD; Thomas A. Wills, PhD; Frederick X. Gibbons, PhD; Meg Gerrard, PhD; Susanne Tanski, MD
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161:849-856.Objective To assess the association between exposure to movie smoking and established adolescent smoking.
Conclusion In this national US adolescent sample, exposure to smoking in movies predicted risk of becoming an established smoker, an outcome linked with adult dependent smoking and its associated morbidity and mortality.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
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