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2004

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...

Lawmakers urge smoking-related film rating

Todd Zwillich | Web MD (11 May 2004)
Industry rejects calls to use ratings to minimize kids' viewing of cigarettes in movies. Read more...

UCSF study ignites drive to stop smoking in kids' movies

Christopher Heredia | San Francisco Chronicle (2 Apr 2004)
'We want to make sure Hollywood gets the message' from pediatricians and other physicians. Read more...

Hollywood targeted for casting cigarettes in starring roles

| Agence France-Presse (10 Mar 2004)
80 percent of all US films 1998-2002 included compelling images of smoking. Read more...

The stars light up

Chris Hastings | The Age (9 Mar 2004)
The incidence of smoking on screen is at its highest for 50 years. Read more...

Extinguishing cigarettes in films

| Stanford Alumni Magazine (1 Mar 2004)
Medical residents at the children's hospital take on Hollywood. Read more...

Lung association names 'Hackademy' awards

| UPI (19 Feb 2004)
Depiction of tobacco use in PG-13 movies hit a nine-year high in 2003. Read more...