New MMWR Report

CDC released an article in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, titled “Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies – United States, 2010-2016.”

The findings in this report include:

-Progress in reducing tobacco incidents in youth-rated movies has halted since 2010, despite previously reported declines from 2005-2010

-Although there were less top-grossing movies showing tobacco use in 2016 compared with 2010, there was still an increase in number of incidents, implying a more concentrated exposure to tobacco use in fewer films

-The increase in the number of tobacco-use incidents in PG-13 movies is particularly concerning in public health, as these films are rated appropriate for youth