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Smoking in Movies

Is Smoking In Movies As Bad As Sex And Violence?

Posted 11.20.2011 | Parents

Film ratings help us shield our kids from inappropriate scenes containing sex, drugs and violence. But what about smoking? New research, out of the U...

Why Your Brain Thinks Smoking Looks Cool

Marina Picciotto, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.

The physical habit of reaching for a cigarette and moving it up for a drag is learned so well that watching people smoke in the movies makes brain areas responsible for those movements more active.