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End Notes: Movies Killing Our Kids?

After introducing a post, titled "Movies are killing our kids," Rebecca Nappi/End Notes writes: "How's that for a dramatic headline? It's a little bit of an exaggeration but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released today a National Cancer Institute study that says there's a link between “exposure to depictions of smoking in movies and youth smoking initiation.” In science speak the CDC writes: “Adolescents in the top quartile of exposures to onscreen tobacco incidents have been found to be approximately twice as likely to begin smoking as those in the bottom quartile.” More here. (AP file photo, of Joe Camel)

Question (from Rebecca Nappi): Anyone out there start smoking as a young person because it looked cool in movies?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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