Teenagers do a lot of things to mimic their favorite actors and many times, there are chances that smoking scenes in movies may influence them to take up smoking as well. The study, which has found a place in Pediatrics, was of the view that smoking scenes in movies do influence teens to take up smoking.
"I really think it's a 'cool' factor. The more they see it, the more they start to see ways that (smoking) might make them seem more movie star", said James Sargent, from the Geisei School of Medicine in New Hampshire.
In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers watched more than 500 super hit movies to know how many times smoking scenes have been shown. They then randomly shortlisted 50 movies and asked 6,500 U. S. children, who were aged between 10 and 14 about the movies.
They were asked to reveal about the movies, which they have seen. After knowing their choice, it was revealed that teenagers, who have watched movies having heavy smoke scenes, were more likely to pick up smoking.
Study researchers hope that youngsters are able to know that picking up smoking to mimic smoking is not at all a healthy habit.
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