Less smoking seen on television

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
This could be due to a fall in smoking rates over the past 50 years.

Experts say the drop in TV tobacco use has had half as much of an impact on falling smoking rates as the higher price of cigarettes.

(NBC) - A new study suggests less tobacco use on television may be linked to the fall in smoking rates over the past 50 years.

Researchers found that trend is mirrored by a sharp decline in the number of scenes involving smoking tobacco in prime time TV.

In fact, experts say the drop in TV tobacco use has had half as much of an impact on falling smoking rates as the higher price of cigarettes.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KGNS-TV 120 W. Del Mar Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041 Fax: 956-267-8649 News Hotline: 956-723-5161 956.727.8888 email8@pro8news.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 253894031 - kgns.tv/a?a=253894031
Gray Television, Inc.