Smoking in Movies Linked to Giving Cigarettes a Try

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Smoking in Movies Linked to Giving Cigarettes a Try

By Jeff Minerd, MedPage Today Staff Writer

Hanover, N.H., Nov. 7 - Smoking in the movies -- by the actors, that is -- looks so cool that it accounts for a hefty percentage of adolescents' first puffs, researchers here said today.

For 38% of adolescents who lighted up the first time, exposure to smoking in the movies was an independent, primary risk factor, reported James D. Sargent, M.D., and colleagues at DartmouthMedicalSchool in the November 7 issue of Pediatrics.

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Sargent JD et al, Exposure to Movie Smoking: Its Relation to Smoking Initiation Among US Adolescents, Pediatrics 2005, 116:5, pp. 1183-1191

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