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

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On February 1, 2016, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it is asking governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use as a move to prevent children from smoking. They reported that studies in the United States have shown that on-screen smoking accounts for 37% of all new adolescent smokers.

Read more in the 2-1-16 WHO News Release

Read the full WHO Action Plan for Smoke-Free Movies