The move follows a report from anti-smoking group Truth Initiative, which states season 2 of Stranger Things had 262 depictions of smoking, up from 182 in the first season.
Subscriptions might cost more if you live in a big city. 'Stranger Things' season 2 had far more smoking than season 1, a watchdog said. Jurassic World’s J. A.
Future Netflix original shows rated TV-14 or lower and movies rated PG-13 or below will no longer include depictions of smoking or e-cigarette use, except in cases of historical or factual accuracy.
Truth Initiative claimed there was an uptick in smoking instances in recent seasons of some other Netflix originals that are popular among folks aged 15-24.
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The service will also avoid showing smoking or e-cigarette use in more adult-orientated projects "unless it’s essential to the creative vision of the artist or because it’s character-defining (historically or culturally important)," it told Variety.