News | 2010

2010

Up in smoke: Give movies with tobacco an automatic 'R'

David Edelstein | New York Magazine (6 Jan 2010)
We just make it tougher for new films with cigarette use to influence kids. Read more...

James Cameron responds to critics of smoking in 'Avatar'

Michael Cieply | The New York Times (3 Jan 2010)
Smoking is a filthy habit which I don’t support, and neither, I believe, does 'Avatar.' Read more...

'Avatar' joins holiday movies that fail an antismoking test

Michael Cieply | The New York Times (3 Jan 2010)
Others include 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'The Blind Side,' 'Nine,' and 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox.' Read more...

The libertarian smokescreen

David Edelstein | New York Magazine (8 Jan 2010)
You stigmatize tobacco because it kills hundreds of thousands of people a year — or at least you give it...an 'R.' Read more...

Smoke Screens

Richard Brody | The New Yorker (7 Jan 2010)
A modest proposal: the MPAA ratings system should be abolished. Read more...

Avatars don't smoke

The editors | The New York Times (7 Jan 2010)
It’s hard to condemn the strategy of using information, not censorship, to confront a perceived public-health threat. Read more...

Depictions of smoking in movies are on the wane

Shari Roan | Los Angeles Times (19 Aug 2010)
Efforts by public health and anti-smoking groups to reduce TV and movie images of smoking appear to be working. Read more...

Butt out smoking on silver screen: MDs

| CBC (19 Aug 2010)
Every dollar in film subsidies may in the end cost Canada $1.70 in societal tobacco losses. Read more...

Smoking still too common in movies, CDC says

| Reuters (19 Aug 2010)
Only one studio has no-smoking policy for youth films. Read more...

Top movies show less smoking, tobacco use

| AP (19 Aug 2010)
CDC sees a declining trend ... but not 'nearly enough progress.' Read more...

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