Does Netflix glamorize tobacco? 79% of top streaming shows feature cigarette-smoking in hundreds of scenes, study finds
About 79 percent of shows popular among teens and young adults depict tobacco use, a new study has revealed.
Researchers found cigarette use is more prominent in Netflix shows - like Stranger Things, which had 182 scenes featuring characters lighting up - than it is in broadcast and cable television.
Health advocates warn the findings are alarming given the scores of studies showing teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking as a 'cool' habit if they see actors smoking on screen.
One of the researchers behind the study, by the advocacy group Truth Initiative, went as far as to say TV... read more
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