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Increase In The Number Of Actors Seen Smoking On TV Shows

Josh Crosbie
Josh Crosbie

02:44 4 Jul 2019


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Smoking on TV shows

92% of TV shows featured someone smoking in the in the 2016-17 season, up from 79% in the previous one.

A study by Truth Initiative found that Stranger Things on Netflix was the worst offender.

100% of the shows episodes included tobacco.

This Study by US anti smoking group Truth initiative shows a major increase in the depictions of tobacco on TV going from 79% to 92% in just one year.

Percent of episodes in Netflix programs with at least one tobacco depiction graphic

It found that Netflix depicted more smoking imagery than other streaming services and broadcast shows and that figure is rising.

Stranger things was the worst offender with 100% of episodes in a season with at least one tobacco depiction.

Orange is the New Black was the second worst offender on Netflix followed by House of cards while The Walking Dead showed the most smoking on broadcast and cable TV

In a statement Netflix says it promises to cut back on the amount of smoking it shows going forward

 


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