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Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction

01 Feb 2016

WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco.

Movies showing use of tobacco products have enticed millions of young people worldwide to start smoking, according to the new WHO "Smoke-free movies: from evidence to action", the third edition since its launch in 2009.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Bulletin of the World Health Organization