Tag: movies

  • Does alcohol on T.V. make for more alcohol in the hand?

    Dirk Hanson The title of the Dutch study, published in the journal Alcohol & Alcoholism, is unambiguous: “Alcohol Portrayal on Television Affects Actual Drinking Behaviour.” It is an easy and familiar accusation that has been levied at violent video games, drug use heavy movies, and alcohol advertising. But what is the actual evidence for it? […]

  • They do it in the movies!!! Smoking, teens, and being cool

    Contributing co-author: Jamie Felzer Celebrities get their fair share of flack for inappropriate behavior on screen. Only recently, research regarding the effects of onscreen violence, even in cartoons, making youngsters act more aggressively made some serious noise. So what about smoking? If kids see their favorite stars smoking cigarettes in films, would they be more […]