Smokefree Movies Blog

Apr 16, 2018 jono

Tobacco now appearing on screens of all sizes

On April 15, 2018, public health experts in the UK sent the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology a strong reminder that the biggest media risk to kids is tobacco imagery that recruits and addicts millions of new, young smokers.

Along with the latest...

Mar 16, 2018 jono

1970s TV scren with title, "Who wants tobacco back on TV?"

A new report from Truth Initiative (Washington, DC) finds nearly 80 percent of TV shows with the most young viewers showcase smoking.


Mar 11, 2018 jono

Movie ticket labeled "PG-13 Smoking"

The latest UCSF-Breathe California annual report on smoking in US top-grossing films finds backsliding, not progress:

 PG-13 films with tobacco | 50%...

Feb 18, 2018 jono

Better protected than any kid in the audience

Allison Janney is nominated for best supporting actress for her role as figure skater Tonya Harding's abusive mother in "I, Tonya."

While the film is based on real events, the chain-smoking LaVona Golden could not be located before production began, says Janney. So she and...

Feb 7, 2018 jono

In 2018, 86% of nominated films show smoking. Help Oscar quit!

The Oscars are coming Sunday, March 4, 2018. And you have more reason than ever to watch: a tobacco explosion in Oscar-nominated films.

86 percent of this year's films listed in major...

Jan 27, 2018 SGlantz

Philip Morris International is promoting IQOS, its new “heat not burn” tobacco product, all over the world, including in Japan, as a healthier alternative to cigarettes.

A 2017 scientific paper tracked four years of...

Jan 11, 2018 sfm_admin

Canadian flag

Unless things change in Ontario, Canada, onscreen smoking will recruit 185,000 kids to smoke. Now legislators want their film rating agency to take action.


Jan 9, 2018 SGlantz

Smokefree Movies’ partner As You Sow has a great free online tool, Tobacco Free Funds, that tells you if your retirement account is funding cigarettes or tobacco-filled movies. As You Sow built this database because nearly...

Jan 9, 2018 jono

Mouse plus fox

In December 2017, Disney announced that it would buy 21st Century Fox's film studio and some TV divisions. While the deal may not close for another year, both Wall...

Oct 29, 2017 jono

Tennis racket and ballBattle of the Sexes (Fox, PG-13) spotlights a struggle for gender equality on the pro tennis circuit and a much-hyped 1973 tennis match between women's champion Billie Jean King and hustler Bobbie Riggs. ...