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Utah Attorney General Calls for Less Smoking in Flicks

Utah Attorney General Calls for Less Smoking in Flicks



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's Attorney General is calling on Hollywood to curb images of smoking in movies.

Mark Shurtleff has joined 31 other state attorneys general in asking major motion picture studios to put anti-smoking public service announcements in all D-V-Ds that depict smoking.

The action comes after a study indicated young people exposed to smoking scenes in movies are nearly three times more likely to smoke than their peers without similar exposure. That's according to AG's Office.

Back in 2003, Shurtleff and his colleagues met with studio executives in Los Angeles to discuss a connection between movies and teen smoking.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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