Netflix responds to critics, vows to cut smoking and vaping from most programs

The hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” is leading the streaming service to revise its approach to on-screen smoking.

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During the first two seasons, the show reportedly depicted tobacco use in each episode. The issue sparked backlash and resulted in a reaction from the company.

“Going forward, all new projects that we commission with ratings of TV-14 or below for series or PG-13 or below for films, will be smoking and e-cigarette free — except for reasons of historical or factual accuracy,” Netflix wrote in a statement.


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