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Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
This talk will summarize the evidence supporting a causal relation between exposure to smoking in movies and adolescent smoking, emphasizing the consistency of results. The talk will also present some preliminary evidence supporting specificity-evidence that supports the notion that movie smoking is an important component of the "movie effect."
The talk also describes a grassroots public health approach to affecting corporate behavior as it has been applied by public health advocates in this area. The Smoke Free Movies campaign is unique in that it has specific objectives that relate to the behavior of the large movie production companies in the United States.
James D. Sargent, MD
Co-Director of the Cancer Control Research Program
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth Medical School
Anna Wilkinson, PhD
Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
UT School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the science behind the causal statement the National Cancer Institute issued on smoking in movies.
- Be able to describe the public health campaign ! to limit smoking in movies.