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.

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