read more: https://qz.com/quartzy/1424890/hip-hop- ... t-smoking/Smoking tobacco, weed, and now electronic cigarettes, is not uncommon in hip-hop music videos, but a new study published last week in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal revealed just how widespread it is.
Hip-hop, a genre consumed mostly by adolescents and young adults, is the most popular music category in the United States. Researchers argued that the category’s music videos could be contributing to a public health concern around tobacco and marijuana use, due to the frequent appearance of these products in the videos.
The study looked at 796 videos featured on Billboard magazine’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs list over a period of five years, and found that 460 of them featured the smoking of tobacco or weed via combustible, electronic, or rolled products. Some form of smoking appeared in 40 to 50% of the videos every year from 2013 to 2017.
I never really paid much attention to this but after reading this article and the study, I see it now. Most rappers smoke something be it cigs, weed, cigars, or now vape. I also know how impressionable kids were when I was growing up and it is only worse now. No judgment from me though man, you do you but kids shouldn't be handling any of this, especially not 12 to 17 year olds.