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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 is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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