Adolescents In Dr. No, By Sean Connery

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In the few ways tobacco companies are able to reach and influence younger audiences, a specifically potent one is when the movie’s titular characters radiate a confident and desirable personality that coincides with their usage of cigarettes. In the 1962 classic Dr. No, actor Sean Connery gives viewers the first look at the iconic James Bond when he introduces himself at a casino table in England early in the movie. After winning two hands against an intimidating yet beautiful women, an unseen Bond strikes conversation that leads the women to announce herself as ‘Sylvia Trench’, provoking his signature intro: “Bond. James Bond.” At this moment, viewers catch the first glimpse of the protagonist and his delivery is executed perfectly with a …show more content…
In this essay, film media like movies and television expose their potential to be considered a strong risk of cigarette initiation in adolescents since they often will reflect the pasts heavy usage of cigarettes that corresponds to the prosperous lifestyles the people of this time encompassed, they expose the positive, soothing capabilities of the short-term use of cigarettes, and they display the use of cigarettes as a connected part of the honorable, attractive qualities of the leading characters. As the amounts of people joining the smoking world continues to increase, the significance of acknowledging the risk factors and determinants increases as well. Fortunately for society, “cigarette smoking is the primary preventable cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States”, with the key word being “preventable” (Crawford 203). It is important for readers as well as the general public to understand each person’s potential to reduce the exposure of cigarettes in all facets of life other than just film, as the general trend seems to be that adolescents are beginning smoking initiation as a means of connecting to the popular world and elevating their self-image. To change and affect this ill-conceived notion, there must be a push to display smoking in movies and television without connections to a positive image, characteristic, idea, or emotion, and consistently acknowledging the unhealthy decision of using cigarettes. The entertaining and awe-inspiring nature of film deserves to be preserved for the enjoyment of the population, and as movies continue to be produced there ought to be a firm concentration on encouraging healthy lifestyles as well as life lessons to elevate the perception of film, America’s

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