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Movies That Show Smoking May Get an Automatic R-Rating

Movies That Show Smoking May Get an Automatic R-Rating

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Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio Another plan is targeting underage smokers, and it may affect you at the movie theater.

Lloyd Bridges from Airplane: "It looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking."

But under a new proposal, if he and other movie characters do light up, it would mean an automatic R-rating.

Leena Dibble: "I think it absolutely would help matters."

Leena Dibble with Utah Tobacco Prevention and Control says the American Medical Association Alliance's plan to curb underage smoking is solid.

Leena Dibble: "We know that kids of non-smoking parents are four times more likely to smoke if they are exposed to smoking in movies."

Dibble says smoking among teens appears to be picking back up, and this would be a good way to combat it. The Medical Association launched its campaign today.

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