News | Opinion

2015

'Mad Men' got the smoking issue right after all

Robin Koval | CNN (19 May 2015)
Suddenly the fictional world of 'Mad Men' collided with the facts about women's lung and heart health and the array of deadly illnesses linked to women smoking. Read more...

Disney takes on matter of life and death

Robin Koval | Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (15 Apr 2015)
Disney isn’t alone in creating the stories and images young people watch. We need the other major studios to follow Disney’s example. Read more...

2014

No Smoking Allowed! John Constantine will need a nicotine patch In 'Constantine'

Josh Wilding | Comicbookmovie.com (29 Jun 2014)
At the end of day, no smoking [in an upcoming NBC series] doesn't seem like that big a deal. Read more...

Hollywood's smoky images send wrong message about lighting up

Nancy Brown | Huffington Post (25 Jan 2014)
National health groups: We call on Netflix and others in entertainment to minimize the mythology around smoking. Read more...

History repeats on e-cigarettes

Ruth A. Etzel | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8 Jan 2014)
Children see celebrities using this product on prime-time television, and at least one cartoon character touts its use. Read more...

2012

Campaign against tobacco in movies is all smoke, no fire

Peter Howell | Toronto Star (15 Mar 2012)
Wouldn’t society be better off if we directed more energy to reducing mindless violence in movies? Read more...

2010

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...

Altria: How does smoking in movies affect the young?

Jennifer Hunter | The New York Times (15 Jan 2010)
Since 1990, Philip Morris USA’s policy has been to refrain from product placement in movies. 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...