Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Teen smoking

From the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine:
Exposure to Smoking Depictions in Movies

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.
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