Report: Smoking in movies on the rise: Levels the same as a decade ago

Officials concerned about influence on kids

Smoking in youth-rated movies is on the rise.

According to a new report funded by Legacy for Health, instances of people using tobacco in youth-rated movies doubled between 2010 to 2012.

These levels are the same as a decade ago.

Movies with high levels of characters smoking include The Hobbit, Lincoln, Skyfall, Men in Black 3 and Taken 2.

Some say this is a cause for concern since 2012 report from the Surgeon General warned that watching movies with characters who smoke causes kids to start the habit.

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