May 10, 2019

CDC updates its "Smoking in the Movies" fact sheet

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted its latest Smoking in the Movies fact sheet online. It covers movie data through 2018 and concludes:

"An R-rating for movies with tobacco use can potentially reduce the number of teen smokers by 18%, preventing up to 1 million premature smoking deaths among youth alive today."

The CDC has updated its health surveillance of onscreen smoking yearly since 2013. View our archive of CDC fact sheets.

CDC also links to the Smoking in Movies fact sheet from Leonard Nimoy's ("Mr. Spock") Tips from Former Smokers.

Breathe California-UCSF reports provide much of the data for the CDC's updates. Download our latest full-length report.