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2016

'I never want another cigarette again!' says Ryan Gosling...

Megan Pustetto | Daily Mail Australia (17 May 2016)
He 'smoked himself out' while filming The Nice Guys and admits he has now given up the habit for good. Read more...

Hollywood studios defend right to have smoking in movies rated suitable for children

Eriq Gardner | The Hollywood Reporter (29 Apr 2016)
In response to a class-action lawsuit, MPAA members raise the First Amendment flag and warn of forced R ratings for movies with soda and fatty foods. Read more...

Lawsuit seeks R-rating...

Debra Cassens Weiss | ABA Journal (25 Mar 2016)
The complaint also seeks damages for consumers who bought tickets to movies that were negligently rated, and disgorgement of gains from the alleged inaccurate ratings. Read more...

An R rating, perhaps, for smoking on screen

Michael Ciepley | The New York Times (22 Mar 2016)
The dispute centers on a class-action complaint seeking to prevent films with tobacco imagery from receiving G, PG or PG-13 ratings. Read more...

USC researcher studies prevalence of smoking in movies

Lauren Sausser | Post and Courier (15 Mar 2016)
Jim Trasher, a public health expert at the University of South Carolina, says films that feature smoking cause adolescents to smoke. Read more...

Hollywood's rating system blamed in class action lawsuit for smoking-related deaths

Erig Gardner | The Hollywood Reporter (4 Mar 2016)
Lawsuit seeks an injunction where no films featuring tobacco imagery can be given "G," "PG" or "PG-13" ratings. Read more...

Tobacco opponent takes on movie industry

John Chown | Courthouse News Service (29 Feb 2016)
Saying 1 million young lives are at stake, a Bay Area activist filed a class action against six major movie studios and the Motion Picture Association of America to try to stop children from being exposed to tobacco products in movies. Read more...

Father targets film studios over smoking scenes in movies

Steven Trader | Law360 (26 Feb 2016)
A father hit the Motion Picture Association of America and six of Hollywood's largest film studios with a proposed class action over including smoking scenes in movies rated suitable for children. Read more...

MPAA, studios slapped with class-action lawsuit over smoking in films

Tim Kenneally | The Wrap (26 Feb 2016)
Complaint claims that instances of smoking in youth-related films, with certain exceptions, are negligent. Read more...

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...