Do Movies Influence Smoking Among Adolescents?

Mathivanan, Jothi and Kannan, Vigneshwaran and Sinu, E (2015) Do Movies Influence Smoking Among Adolescents? International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 5 (4). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2249-9571

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This article aims to sensitize the influence of movies on adolescent smoking. Adolescents‟ motives to start smoking differ from adults. The more exposure to tobacco that adolescents see and hear they are more likely to become tobacco users. Movies have a powerful influence on adolescent smoking. For tobacco industry to survive it hooks new customers to replace those who die or quit. Hence, they catch them young. Younger the age they start; longer the duration they use. Hence, the best way to protect the children from tobacco use, is to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in the media. Let us make our Kids Healthy and Smart! Say „No‟ to Tobacco and „Yes‟ to Life!

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: media, teenage smoking, child mental health.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 11:19
Last Modified: 04 May 2015 11:19

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