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007 damages the health

007 damages the health

Hollywood promotes unprotected sex, smoking and drug use, says public health experts.

Hollywood promotes unprotected sex, smoking and drug use, says public health experts.
Hollywood movies encourage sex without condom and cannabis use, accuse more public health specialists, according to a study published by the prestigious British publication "Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine". James Bond is cited especially for his sexual adventures, never sanctioned, never protected, therefore exposed to any sexually transmitted disease, without talking about the danger of an unwanted pregnancy for his partners.
"Don't Die Today" ("Die Another Day"), a movie about Agent 007, released in 2002, is one of the most "politically incorrect" on the public health side, experts say.

The same category includes "American Pie 2", with seven scenes of unprotected sex, all between two new partners. The latter is all the more dangerous as it is aimed primarily at the young audience, made up of the vast majority of teenagers.
Other dangers
"The most watched films in the last 20 years describe a" social norm "in which sex parties are not protected, and the smoking of a joint remains without consequences. Hollywood cinematography encourages irresponsible attitudes by omitting to promote condom use and not presenting the dangers associated with cannabis use ", Australian public health experts conclude in the latest issue of the" Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine ".
Abuses like in Hollywood movies
A team of researchers, led by Dr. Hasantha Gunasekera of the University of Sydney, took the list of the 200 most watched movies of all time and selected 87 productions cast since 1983 (the date of AIDS) and were not animation.
After analyzing them, it was concluded that 28 of the films taken into consideration contain 53 scenes of sexual intercourse, with a single suggestion for the use of a condom.
Also, no contraceptive method appears in 98% of the cases in which a pregnancy could easily have resulted.
Cannabis use appears on the other hand as being positive in most of the scenes in which it is used. In 48% of cases, smoking a "joint" is presented as having no consequences. As well as 7% of the cases in which the characters used stronger drugs, such as cocaine, 32% of the scenes in which the excessive consumption of alcohol was involved and 68% of the episodes in which normal cigarettes were smoked.
"The social norm presented in these films is worrying, given the HIV virus and drug use in developing and industrialized countries," estimated Dr. Hasantha Gunasekera.
Only a quarter of the films studied did not contain any scene of unprotected sexual intercourse between new partners, cannabis use, smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.
Source: The event of the day