Netflix to nix smoking in some programming

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If you watch Netflix, you'll soon notice fewer people smoking in the shows you watch

(CNN) – If you watch Netflix, you’ll soon notice fewer people smoking in the shows you watch.

The announcement comes after a study by the anti-smoking group “Truth-Initiative.”

The group watched shows popular among younger audiences and found a high use of tobacco products.

In response to the report, Netflix says it will exclude shots of smoking or e-cigarette use in all shows rated TV-14 and below or in movies rated PG-13 and below, except for “historical or factual accuracy.”

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