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2004

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...

Movie smoking hooks teens, experts say

Suzanne Batchelor | National Catholic Reporter (6 Feb 2004)
Regardless of why movie characters are smoking, the health harm is the same. Read more...

Anti-smoking David takes on movie Goliath

The editors | National Catholic Reporter (6 Feb 2004)
It is more than reasonable to hold the industry accountable. Read more...

Slap R-rating on films with smoking: Lung Association

| CBC (21 Jan 2004)
Lung Association in Ontario is lobbying for all films that show smoking to be given a restricted rating. Read more...

A smoke screen

Garret Condon | Hartford Courant (17 Jan 2004)
Eszterhas is a recent draftee in a low-level war that has been going on for several years. Read more...

Teens want R-rating for movies featuring smokers

| CBC (12 Jan 2004)
The majority of three-year-olds in the U.S. knew who Joe Camel was, more so than Mickey Mouse. Read more...

2003

Make Hollywood a non-smoking area

The editors | San Jose Mercury News (22 Dec 2003)
Did cute, little aliens in 'Men in Black II' really need to be hawking Marlboros? Read more...

Attorneys General push Hollywood to cut down on smoking in movies

Brian Witte | AP (18 Dec 2003)
Asking Valenti to use his leadership to stop Hollywood from 'being a source of the problem.' Read more...

Attorneys General discuss concerns about smoking in movies with directors and motion picture executives

California Attorney General | Office of the California Attorney General (17 Dec 2003)
I'm pleased that movie directors and motion picture industry officials are willing to explore ways they can help keep our kids from starting down a deadly road. Read more...