21 Feb '12, 5am

Alcohol in movies linked to child boozing: PARIS: Stars who knock back whisky, wine or beer in a movie are an in...

Alcohol in movies linked to child boozing: PARIS: Stars who knock back whisky, wine or beer in a movie are an in...

PARIS: Stars who knock back whisky, wine or beer in a movie are an invisible but potent force in prompting youngsters to experiment with alcohol or binge-drink, a large US study published on Tuesday suggests. Major exposure to scenes of alcohol consumption in movies is a bigger risk for teen drinking than having parents who drink or if booze is easily available at home, it says. Unprecedented in its scope, the probe entailed a confidential telephone survey of more than 6,500 randomly-selected Americans aged 10 to 14 years, who were then interviewed three more times over the next two years. The youngsters were surveyed on what big movies they had seen, whether they drank alcohol or owned merchandise with a liquor brand on it, and were also asked questions about their personality, school and home life. The 50-movie list used in the interview was drawn randomly from 500 curre...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/health/view/118424...

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