f you don't actually believe that smoking exists in movies marketed directly at children, consider this question: which of the following Disney characters did NOT smoke in a G-Rated film?
The answer will be revealed later.
Since the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement established limitations on tobacco advertising targeting children, there has been an alarming increase in the amount of smoking in G-Rated, PG-Rated, and PG13-Rated films. A thorough review of the literature published in the journal Pediatrics in 2005 noted the following disturbing trends:
Editorial originally published May 15, 2007 by the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Broward County, FL
Letter to the Editor originally published May 15, 2007 by the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Broward County, FL