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2015

Time Warner seeks shareholders vote on tobacco depictions in movies

Indiantelevision.com Team | Indiantelevision.com (20 Jun 2015)
'Tobacco in youth-rated movies is an unnecessary liability. This crisis in an opportunity for the company to demonstrate its leadership and its commitment to health.' Read more...

In a first, shareholders vote on tobacco depictions in movies with As You Sow/Trinity Health proposal at Time Warner

| As You Sow (19 Jun 2015)
For the first time, shareholders will be informed that the company's products are putting millions of children at risk. Read more...

This warning should stay

The Editors | The Hindu (26 May 2015)
The warning scroll is an effective way of communicating the dangers of smoking. Read more...

India cancer center wants PM to ban smoking in movies

| The Hindu (21 May 2015)
Responding to Bollywood's objections to health warnings, an anti-cancer leader proposes an outright ban on smoking scenes in movies. Read more...

With smoking declining on screen, experts turn attention to alcohol

Chandra Johnson | Deseret News (Utah) (19 May 2015)
It has taken medical professionals longer to talk about the influence of alcohol in the movies partially because there’s much less research behind it than smoking depictions. Read more...

'Mad Men' got the smoking issue right after all

Robin Koval | CNN (19 May 2015)
Suddenly the fictional world of 'Mad Men' collided with the facts about women's lung and heart health and the array of deadly illnesses linked to women smoking. Read more...

Anti-tobacco activists target film poster

TNN | The Times of India (22 Apr 2015)
Citing another film poster showing the hero smoking, a Chennai activist reports: "Officials send notices to the filmmakers, but there's no further action after that." Read more...

Disney takes on matter of life and death

Robin Koval | Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (15 Apr 2015)
Disney isn’t alone in creating the stories and images young people watch. We need the other major studios to follow Disney’s example. Read more...

Healthcare workers shocked over removal of health warnings in films

Staff | The Hindu (13 Apr 2015)
A Delhi healthcare workers group in India objects to a cabinet plan to strip health warnings off cinema scenes of smoking. Read more...

Anti-tobacco activists slam Centre’s plan to stop no-smoking scroll in films

TNN | The Times of India (10 Apr 2015)
'Removal...will be a big setback to our tobacco control efforts,' said one. Read more...