Study: Drop in tobacco use on TV linked to falling smoking rates

Created: 04/04/2014 7:06 AM WHEC.com

A new study says that less tobacco use on TV may be linked to the fall in smoking rates over the past 50 years.

Experts say since the early 60's, smoking rates have fallen by an average of two packs less per adult, per year.

New numbers suggest that a sharp decline in the amount of smoking on prime-time television and that a drop in tobacco use has half as much impact as the rising price of cigarettes.

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.


Broken Clouds
77° | 67°
  • Feels like: 75° F
  • Wind: W 8mph
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Fri Afternoon thunderstorms
    79° | 65°
  • Sat Morning thunderstorms
    80° | 64°
  • Sun Mostly sunny
    81° | 64°
  • Mon Plenty of sun
    82° | 65°