Smokefree Movies Blog

May 13, 2020 jono

Who's the hero now? A smoking character in 2020's Superman movie on DC Universe

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) today issued this age-rating for a home video release:

SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW — Rated PG-13 for violence, some bloody...

Apr 28, 2020 jono

How much toxic tobacco should our kids stream in a national health crisis?

In the first month of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, in March 2020, the US audience for streaming (VOD) channels grew by 50-60%,...

Apr 15, 2020 jono

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What is Hollywood Hiding? How the entertainment industry...

Apr 10, 2020 SGlantz

Child with flag of IndiaWorking with colleagues at New Delhi's HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth) and WHO, we just published a paper in Tobacco Control:...

Mar 1, 2020 jono

Simpsons characters say, Got a cigarette? Not since we moved to Disney.

The Walt Disney Company has kept its kid-rated movie and TV shows practically smokefree since 2016. But up to now, Disney has not made...

Feb 3, 2020 jono


1) Of the eighteen movies listed for Oscars in major categories this year, how many include smoking?

   A. 60 percent

   B. 78 percent

   C. 86 percent

   D. 94 percent


Dec 10, 2019 jono

Director's chair: Anybody got a light?

On December 9, 2019, the Los Angeles Times published a round-table interview...

Oct 31, 2019 jono

Enough already.

After examining tobacco content in U.S. films since 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has put renewed weight behind R-rating future films with tobacco.

A ...

Oct 17, 2019 jono

Joker was rated R in the US and 14A in British Columbia

In a pre-emptive move serving the commercial interests of Hollywood studios already heavily subsidized by Toronto, Ontario’s government has killed off its decades-old provincial film rating service.


Oct 2, 2019 jono

The entertainment industry digs in...

Last April, with nicotine addiction soaring among American schoolchildren, three U.S. Senators quizzed America's media companies about their own...