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Movies And Smoking: Smoking In Movies Is Unwanted and Unnecessary

By Michelle L Published 12/26/2009 | Movies

I am sure you will agree with me that smoking is a bad habit and that this should not be shown even in movies. Children are known to learn many things after watching movies and smoking is shown in movies then this will simply encourage the kids to smoke. I donít know about you but I hate cigarettes and I abhor the smell of cigarette smoke. Thus, I am very much against smoking. Aside from what I personally feel about smoking, I am sure you will agree with me that the actors smoking in the silver screen can do without it because smoking is unnecessary and it is certainly unwanted.

As it is, there are many teenagers who are taking up smoking without any encouragement from others and when they watch movies where the characters smoke, they will feel that smoking will make them look good. Believe it or not, but there are actually many kids who take up smoking not because they like it but because they think that smoking will make them look good. Gradually when they start, they will get so addicted to nicotine in the cigarettes and this will make it difficult for them to stop smoking cigarettes. There are also many people who try smoking because they think that this is an Ďiní thing among their group. Just imagine how badly these people will be affected when they see their favorite starts smoking on screen.

This is the last thing that we want. In order to make the world a better place, it is important that smoking is banned everywhere, even movies. There are many activists who have undertaken steps and measures to prevent the use of cigarettes in movies and I am sure people will continue to make an effort to do this in the future. It is not possible for people to completely stop Hollywood from making movies where people do not smoke on screen but the least we can do support non-smoking in movies.

If you are worried about your kids, then make sure that you tell your kids just how bad cigarettes are and also tell them that they should not smoke even though their favorite stars smoke on screen. Hopefully, there will come one day when the movies will be made without the need for the characters to smoke. Till date, we just have to make sure that our kids know the drawbacks of smoking.