Young people spend more than an hour on YouTube each day.
The launch comes after global giants such as Netflix and Amazon have made their mark on British homes.
Netflix said it decided to pull the scene "on the advice of medical experts."
The streaming service aims to stub out the fags after a study showed it contributed to a rise in on-screen smoking.
The US state is one of eight to have approved laws banning abortion but opposition is fierce.
The tech company revealed the new services in an event at its California HQ.
Channel 4 is also in talks about joining the venture.
The company reportedly confirmed it did use footage of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster which occurred in 2013, killing 47 people.
The Google-owned video platform said any stunts that place people in danger are against site policy.
The man was taking part in the so-called Bird Box challenge, sparked by a Netflix film.