medicaldaily.com – 3 de Noviembre de 2015 – EEUU
Young people tend to identify strongly with actors, especially actors of their own nationality. So what do they think when they see their idol lighting up a cigarette? A recent study conducted by researchers from the United States, Mexico, Argentina, and Germany has found that while Hollywood has fixed its problem with romanticizing tobacco use, films made outside of the United States continue to show characters smoking on screen.
"Our study found that the presence of tobacco and alcohol in films is high, whether the film is made in Europe or the Americas," said Dr. James Thrasher, senior researcher for the study from the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health, in a statement. "Even in countries where tobacco industry payment for product placement is prohibited by law, more than half of films contain tobacco — countries without these policies were even more likely to show tobacco use on screen."
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