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2004

Pictures of puffing stars encourage teen smoking

Allison McCook | Reuters (29 Jun 2004)
Smoking in movies is just an effective form of marketing. Read more...

Smoke screen

Ryan Malashock | The Capitol-Journal (19 Jun 2004)
'Our goal is to … cut out the Hollywood glamour surrounding tobacco use' Read more...

Tobacco makers want cigarettes cut from films

Vanessa O'Connell | The Wall Street Journal (14 Jun 2004)
Philip Morris owner Altria Group Inc. is asking the studio to take the Marlboros out of 'Twisted.' Read more...

Group: Cigarettes should trigger R-rating

Neda Ulaby | NPR All Things Considered (23 May 2004)
Anti-smoking activists want to put an R-rating on films. Read more...

Senate committee urges movie industry ban on smoking

Erinn R. Johnson | InfoZine (18 May 2004)
The committee called on the film industry to act before the government is forced to step in. Read more...

US lawmakers warn Hollywood to reduce smoking in movies

| Voice of America (13 May 2004)
'Cussing in movies never killed anyone. Tobacco does.' Read more...

Caffeine and nicotine

Jennifer Barrett | Newsweek (12 May 2004)
Jim Jarmusch: 'I guess that means we have to wipe out the entire history of Japanese and French cinema.' Read more...

Lobbyist defends smoking in movies

Erica Werner | AP (12 May 2004)
Sen. Ron Wyden: 'The ball is in your court, Mr. Valenti.' Read more...

Hollywood rejects smoking ratings

| BBC News (12 May 2004)
Jack Valenti: "I want to make sure this rating system does not get cluttered up.' Read more...

Solons kick Hollywood's butts

Susan Crabtree | Variety (11 May 2004)
Valenti rejects efforts to alter ratings system. Read more...