Butt out: Netflix to reduce number of actors smoking on screen

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Second season of Stranger Things depicted people with tobacco products 262 times, study finds

Netflix has pledged to reduce the number of occasions where actors use tobacco products in its original programmes, after a study suggested that smoking on the streaming service’s programmes had contributed to a rise in on-screen smoking more widely.

The US-based anti-smoking group Truth Initiative said tobacco imagery was increasing on small screens and that depictions were much more common on streaming services than on cable television.

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