Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Are You As Smart As A Substance Abuse Professional? Kids who smoke

Question: Kids who watch R- rated movies:

A: Are more likely to smoke.

B: Tend to be obese

C: Are more anti-social

D: Have lower grades in school than kids who don't watch R- rated movies.

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This is article #16 in a series on Are You Smarter Than A Substance Abuse Professional?

1 comment:

David G. Markham said...

The correct answer is A: Are more likely to smoke.

Reuters HealthDay reported on February 23, 2009 on a study which appears on the Feb. 21, 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Health which found that kids who watch R-rated movies are more likely to smoke.

Here is a snippet from the article:

Children who are allowed to watch R-rated movies are more likely to smoke, say researchers who analyzed data from a four-year study of more than 1,200 Massachusetts youngsters.

"We don't know why this is so. It may have to do with a parenting style that is permissive of activities that are not age-appropriate. Or it may be an outcome of all the smoking scenes in R-rated movies," lead author Chyke Doubeni and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School said in a news release.