News | 2012
Chris Megerian | Los Angeles Times (7 Sep 2012)
Lawmakers should “align public film subsidies with public health evidence and goals.”
Lisa Power | The Telegraph (16 Jul 2012)
Stubbing out smoking in films aimed at teenagers could help slash youth uptake by up to 18 per cent.
Madeleine Kruhly | The Atlantic Monthly (11 Jul 2012)
If smoking in a movie meant an R rating, it could reduce adolescent tobacco use by almost twenty percent.
KJ DellAntonia | The New York Times (10 Jul 2012)
When a character smokes, is that effectively an advertisement for smoking?
Alexandra Sifferlin | Time (9 Jul 2012)
The film industry has known about the relationship between smoking in movies and kid smoking for years.
Amanda Gardner | Health (9 Jul 2012)
PG-13 films account for nearly two-thirds of the smoking scenes adolescents see on the big screen.
Genevra Pittman | Reuters (9 Jul 2012)
If smoking automatically earned an R rating, the number of youngsters who try cigarettes would drop by 18%.
| China Daily (28 Jun 2012)
Among 40 movies produced in China last year, 28 had smoking scenes.
| ABS-CBN (22 Mar 2012)
It is about time to consider such films as indirect tobacco advertising and promotion vehicles.
Peter Howell | Toronto Star (15 Mar 2012)
Wouldn’t society be better off if we directed more energy to reducing mindless violence in movies?