Tuesday, March 06, 2007

R-rated make white teens smoke

White U.S. teenagers who watch a lot of R-rated movies or have unsupervised access to TV shows appear more likely than similar black youths to start smoking cigarettes, a study found on Monday.

Researchers found that white adolescents with the most exposure to R-rated movies were nearly seven times more likely to have started smoking compared to those with less exposure.

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As a former smoker, I have to say that R-rated movies never made me smoke. I did it because I had a lot of nervous energy and it was something to do with my hands.

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