Background: The National Cancer Institute has concluded that exposure to smoking in movies
causes adolescent smoking and there are similar results for young adults.
Purpose: This study investigated whether exposure of young adult smokers to images of smoking in
films stimulated smoking behavior.
Methods: 100 cigarette smokers aged 18–25 years were randomly assigned to watch a movie
montage composed with or without smoking scenes and paraphernalia followed by a 10-minute
Authors: Stanton Glantz, Judith Prochaska, Dikla Shmueli