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    Default Rating Films With Smoking 'R' Will Cut Smoking Onset by Teens, Experts Say

    New research from Norris Cotton Cancer Center estimates, for the first time, the impact of an R rating for movie smoking.

    James Sargent, MD, co-director of the Cancer Control Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, emphasizes that an R rating for any film showing smoking could substantially reduce smoking onset in U.S. adolescents -- an effect size similar to making all parents maximally authoritative in their parenting, Sargent says.

    "Smoking is a killer. Its connection to cancer, heart attacks, and chronic lung disease is beyond doubt. Kids start to smoke before they're old enough to think about the risks; after starting they rapidly become addicted and then regret it. Hollywood plays a role by making smoking look really good," says Sargent. "By eliminating smoking in movies marketed to youth, an R rating for smoking would dramatically reduce exposure and lower adolescent smoking by as much as one-fifth."

    The study, "Influence of Motion Picture Rating on Adolescent Response to Movie Smoking", enrolled a total 6,522 U.S. adolescents in a longitudinal survey conducted at eight-month intervals. Movie smoking exposure (MSE) was estimated from 532 recent hit movies, categorized into three of the ratings brackets used by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate films by content -- G/PG, PG-13, and R. Median MSE from PG-13 movies was approximately three times higher than median MSE from R-rated films but their relation to smoking was essentially the same. The investigators were able to show that adolescent smoking would be reduced by 18 percent if smoking in PG-13 movies was largely eliminated, all else being equal.

    "The equivalent effect of PG-13-rated and R-rated MSE suggests it is the movie smoking that prompts adolescents to smoke, not other characteristics of R-rated movies or adolescents drawn to them," the study concludes.

    "We're just asking the movie industry to take smoking as seriously as they take profanity when applying the R rating," comments Sargent, who is also professor of pediatrics at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. "The benefit to society in terms of reduced healthcare costs and higher quality of life is almost incalculable."

    The research was supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (grant CA077026) and the American Legacy Foundation. It was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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    Oh bullshit

    This kind of thing is very subjective and I bet I could take all sorts of facts and figures that would support any claim I would make and certain people would agree with it.
    It is what it is

    I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said

    I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

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    yeah, 'cause kids don't see "R" rated movies these days...

    I don't want kids (especially mine) smoking, but I find it hard to believe that seeing someone smoke in a movie is high on the list of reasons they start

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    The crap our tax dollar is spent on never ceases to amaze me.

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    This just in.

    Movies without sex will prevent teen pregnancy.

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    Interesting. Movies are more violent than ever, yet violent crime has been trending down and at its lowest rates since the 70s.

    Smoking in movies still occurs regularly, yet smoking is way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    This just in.

    Movies without sex will prevent teen pregnancy.
    It is what it is

    I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said

    I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

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    I started smoking as a teen, and I wasn't into mainstream Hollywood films with big stars. I started smoking because I thought burning cigarettes smelled delicious, and wanted to give them a try. Do I wish now that I never took a puff? Of course. I've tried to quit probably ten times in the past seven years, all unsuccessful attempts. However, I realize it was my decision to start, and it's up to me to quit. People need to start taking more responsibility for their decisions and quit blaming Phillip Morris, McDonalds and the local bar room hooker for contracting the clap. We all know partaking in their services isn't healthy. We know the risks. Do we really want an Orwellian society in which all of our moves are tracked and we're coerced into hating on Goldstein? Cut the apron strings and let the little birdies fly.
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    Smokers are pussies. They should ask the NRA for lessons on how to say "No."

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    I believe this to be true.

    See, I saw both the original and cleaned-up versions of "Titanic". After seeing the cleaned-up version a few times, I was finally able to stop posing nude at random for sketch artists at the HB Pier with nothing but a big blue diamond around my neck.
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