Reality Check Youth from around New York State gathered to educate others and #ratesmokingr

The media companies that dominate Hollywood know what they need to do | The major studios have proved they can keep smoking out of the movies that kids see most.

By 2013, every studio had successfully kept its youth-rated movies practically smokefree for at least one year. In 2015, most major studios were close to smokefree. In 2016, Disney went smokefree with all their youth rated films.

If the film industry simply kept it up, the CDC reports that we can prevent a million tobacco deaths in this generation. 

Only one thing stands in the way. These companies refuse to instruct their trade group, the Motion Picture Association of America, to R-rate future movies with smoking.

Put on the pressure | To protect millions of kids worldwide, join the people working on the local, to the international level, to stop smoking in movies from killing in real life. Please contact your elected officials and educate them on what smoking does in movies. You can also sign this petition to “Make tomorrow's kid-rated movies smokefree and save one million lives.”

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