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Leniency On R Rated Movies Linked to Kids Smoking

(12/15/2010)

By Lynne Peeples
Reuters
December 6, 2010

Kids whose parents let them watch R-rated movies may be up to three times more likely to start smoking compared to their more restricted peers, according to a new study.

The Dutch and U.S. researchers suggest that parents' leniency regarding movies could trigger smoking both by exposing kids to actors showcasing the habit and by simply opening the door to more thrill-seeking risky behaviors.

Read the full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6B50WP20101206


Keywords: leniency, r rated movies, kids smoking



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