When you see cigarette smoking being depicted in the movies, it's for a reason. Big Tobacco pays Big Money to advertise their products throughout the motion picture industry.
According to the National Cancer Institute -
The depiction of cigarette smoking is pervasive in movies, occurring in three-quarters or more of contemporary box-office hits. Identifiable cigarette brands appear in about one-third of movies. The total weight of evidence from cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental studies indicates a causal relationship between exposure to depictions of smoking in movies and youth smoking initiation.
But, as more people become aware of how smoking is sinisterly advertised in movies, the growing majority, including individual actors, are now supporting smoke-free movie policies.
Video source: Will Rogers Institute
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