Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 5th, 2006
Researchers in the United States conducted a study "to determine the source and slant of messages in a reality television program that may promote or inhibit health related or risky behaviors."
Nicole A. Blair at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and collaborators explained, "[The study involved] coding visual and verbal references to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use in The Osbournes. Three reviewers watched all 10 episodes of the first season and coded incidents of substance use according to the substance used (alcohol, tobacco, or drugs), the...
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