From Popcorn to… Underage Binge Drinking

From Popcorn to… Underage Binge Drinking. According to a new study conducted at Dartmouth, Hollywood has contributed more than its fair share in the binge drinking habits of minors. The findings suggest that children and adolescents who watch drinking scenes are twice as likely to pick up a bottle than those who watch fewer such flicks. The research, based on surveys of 6,500 10 to 14-year-old kids, showed there to be an average of 4.5 hours of drinking among those who watched movies involving alcohol consumption. Experts suggest that the solution may lie in harsher parental disapproval of inappropriate films and underage drinking. So parents: Keep your 10-year-olds away from The Hangover and any possible hangovers. [WBUR]