LOS GATOS, Ca. – Netflix is cutting back on lighting up.
According to a spokesperson for the company, all of its new shows with TV-14 ratings or lower and films lower than PG-13 ratings will not feature cigarettes or e-cigarettes.
This comes after a report that blasted Netflix’s show “Stranger Things” which has featured tobacco in every episode. The policy will not affect existing shows, including “Stranger Things.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking on screen often causes young viewers to try smoking themselves.