Since streaming services do not need to abide by the same content restrictions as broadcast television, services like Netflix often including more sex, violence and cursing. The organization behind the study thinks that this could lead more teenagers and young adults to smoking. The show contained scenes featuring tobacco usage. Sign up for InsideHook to get our best content delivered to your inbox every weekday. And awesome. Popular at InsideHook.
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And, it turns out, among the vices often embraced by streaming services and avoided by broadcast television is tobacco in all in its forms — which Netflix is being called out for. The Truth Initiative — the nonprofit anti-tobacco organization — released a study that compared seven popular Netflix shows to seven popular broadcast shows. The show contained scenes featuring tobacco or tobacco usage. Once upon a time, scenes like this were the norm both on the silver and the small screen. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe — to name a few — rarely filmed a scene without a cigarette cooly dangling from their famous mouths. The tobacco industry often used movies as a vehicle to advertise cigarettes.
Netflix to cut back on smoking scenes in its original programmes
A study found the streaming service contributed to a rise in instances of on-screen smoking. Netflix has vowed to cut back on depictions of cigarette use in its original programmes after a study found the streaming service contributed to a rise in on-screen smoking. We also recognise that smoking is harmful and when portrayed positively on screen can adversely influence young people.
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