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Smoking in movies increases smoking in children

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new study finds some of today's most popular movies are exposing children to smoking.

The analysis shows that although smoking on screen has decreased over the years, more than half of movies rated PG-13 still contained tobacco imagery in 2009.

The study looked at the top grossing films from 1991 to 2009.

Previous research has shown that youth who are heavily exposed to on screen smoking are three times as likely as those with little exposure to begin smoking themselves.

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