Too many cigarettes in the cinema? The WHO advocates prohibiting at least 18 years movies that show someone smoking. RMC went to the exit of the cinemas of a cinema of 15e district of Paris, to know how the spectators would accomodate such a measurement.
Should we forbid the 18 years in the movies in which we smoke cigarettes ? This is a recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO), formulated in a recent report. The cigarette is considered too much on the screen, which would encourage younger viewers to start smoking.
The WHO reports that among American teens, 37% of new smokers followed the example given in the movies, according to studies conducted in the United States. In 2014, tobacco consumption appeared in 44% of all films produced in Hollywood, and in 36% of films aimed at young people.
The leading cause of preventable death in France, active smoking is considered to be responsible for 90% of lung cancers and 73 000 premature deaths each year in our country, according to the National Institute for Prevention and Health Education (INPES). ).
RMC went to the exit of the cinemas of a cinema of the 15e district of Paris. And the spectators say they are sensitive to the presence of the cigarette. The hero of Break Point smoke a cigarette after climbing a mountain. For Rachid, who saw the film with his son, this image does not pass at all.
« We have images that are fabulous and at the same time, we have the cigarette that is associated with that. It shocks me !", He tells the microphone of RMC.
« The filmmakers would become aware of what they are doing«
The WHO suggests banning less than 18 in films in which tobacco is consumed. Michèle Delaunay, Socialist Member of the Alliance Against Tobacco, approves.
« Prohibit minors films with unjustified scenes of smoking, it is necessarily a decrease of the audience"She explains. " The filmmakers would become aware of the gravity of what they do".
Jean-Pierre Mocky is a director, scriptwriter, actor and producer. For him, this ban would have no impact on cigarette consumption:
« They imagine that, because we will not see people smoking in movies, people will smoke less: it's silly, there is no report!«
According to WHO, tobacco kills nearly six million people every year worldwide.
source : Rmc / Bfm