New reports have shown that there are less smoking scenes being seen in movies these days. The numbers peaked in 2005 but ever since then, it has continually declined. A recent statistic showed that in the previous year, more than 75 of the 145 top movies released did not show any such scenes.
>Films that targeted children and teen audiences had an even better rating of 61 percent to boast. PG-13 movies landed on the average with 54% of them showing tobacco in some scenes. These reports prove that smoking is not a necessity in leading people to watch films. According to Stan Glantz, the lead in this study, Hollywood does not need such scenes to lure people.
>This report was released in a CDCP publication last Thursday. Glantz and other concerned citizens have been calling for reforms to remove smoking in movies which are viewable by children and teens. So far, their efforts seem to be working. Studios are now implementing new policies on smoking and are warning their audiences via anti-smoking messages in their media. In particular, PG-13 rated movies are where they need utmost help.