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2016

No vaping, Leo: Oscars ban smoking of any kind

Jennifer Newton | Daily Mail (3 Feb 2016)
The Dolby Theatre will have a strict no smoking policy on Oscars night. This also applies to e-cigarettes and vaping will be banned from venue. Comes after Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted vaping at the SAG awards. The pictures prompted a backlash from the American Lung Association. Read more...

Restrict smoking in films, says World Health Organization

Jane Kirby | Irish Examiner (2 Feb 2016)
Adult rating would protect children from glamourisation of act. Read more...

Films portraying smoking should get adult rating, says WHO

Haroon Siddique | The Guardian (1 Feb 2016)
Cigarette companies are turning to film industry to recruit next generation of smokers, warns World Health Organization. Read more...

Films in which people smoke should be given adult rating, says WHO

Ian Johnson | The Independent (UK) (1 Feb 2016)
Big Tobacco increasingly using films to market cigarettes to children, WHO warns. Read more...

Movies featuring smoking should be given adult ratings: WHO

Lucy Westcott | Newsweek (1 Feb 2016)
Films that include smoking should receive higher age ratings and lose public subsidies, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more...

Movies depicting smoking should be given ‘adult rating’: WHO

Alexandra Gibbs | CNBC (1 Feb 2016)
Movies which contain smoking scenes or tobacco imagery "should be given an adult rating", the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a new report, in a bid to remove the perceived glamour of the practice. Read more...

WHO wants age-wise ratings for films with tobacco imagery

Shreerupa Mitra-Jha | Press Trust of India (1 Feb 2016)
Praising the pioneering legislative initiatives made by India and China in protecting non-smokers from smoking imagery in entertainment products, the WHO expert added that "much more needs to be done". Read more...

Films showing smoking 'should be given adult rating': WHO calls for strict guidelines to stop children being tempted to light up

Kate Pickles | Daily Mail (1 Feb 2016)
World Health Organisation called films 'last frontier' of tobacco advertising. Read more...

Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction

World Health Organization | News release (1 Feb 2016)
WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco. Read more...

What are actors actually smoking in movies?

Michelle Woo | Upvoted.com (30 Jan 2016)
A veteran prop master explains what actors are really inhaling, puffing and snorting on screen. Read more...