News | 2010

2010

'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...

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...

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...

'Nine' gets Hackademy Award…

Jeannine Stein | Los Angeles Times (27 Feb 2010)
The amount of smoking in PG-13-rated movies is of particular concern, because that's where teens view it most. Read more...

Where there's smoke, there's ire

Scott James | The New York Times (19 Feb 2010)
Research shows "the movies are the largest single reason kids start to smoke." Read more...

Power of the cinema is leading young people to smoke

Crystal Bruce | Sarasota Herald-Tribune (13 Feb 2010)
Since movie studios are businesses, why not hold them to normal business standards? Read more...

Movies: Where there's smoking, there's ire

David Edelstein | CBS Sunday Morning (24 Jan 2010)
No one's banning anything, just saying, 'Kids shouldn't be able to see it so easily.' Read more...

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