Smoking In Youth-rated Movies Has Doubled Since 2010
" Hollywood could be a powerful ally in the effort to prevent youth smoking," said South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, co-chair of the Tobacco Advisory Committee for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).
"Nearly 10,000 Missourians die every year from smoking-related illnesses," said Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, co-chair of the Tobacco Advisory Committee for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). "I hope the studios will take steps to make sure young people aren't influenced to start smoking because of what they see in their films."
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