source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/ ... IA20140415Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates
"Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study.
Researchers reviewed patterns in TV smoking over more than 50 years and found that they tracked with changes in adult tobacco use, suggesting that even established smokers are influenced to light up by seeing it done on the small screen."
The original study is called "Portrayal of tobacco use in prime-time TV dramas: trends and associations with adult cigarette consumption—USA, 1955–2010" and can be found here:
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/e ... 6cba7c1db7