Long-term exposure to violent video games once again compared to cigarette smoking

"It’s important to know the long-term causal effects of violent video games, because so many young people regularly play these games. Playing video games could be compared to smoking cigarettes. A single cigarette won’t cause lung cancer, but smoking over weeks or months or years greatly increases the risk. In the same way, repeated exposure to violent video games may have a cumulative effect on aggression." - Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University

I'm so happy we can continue blaming media exposure for society's ills. It's so much easier to blame games, movies and music than helping create programs to identify and help people with mental issues.

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