Movie characters who smoke influence teens to do same

07/2/2009 | Hindu (India), The

Teens are influenced by movie actors who smoke, regardless of the type of character they play, according to a study published in the July issue of Pediatrics. Researchers said young people who saw "bad guys" smoking were more likely smoke themselves; however, since there were many more "good guys" smoking overall, the net effect was about the same.

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