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2003

Dissipating smoking's glamour

Rachel Metz | Palo Alto Online (5 Dec 2003)
Medical students seek to educate community. Read more...

No smoke screen

Michael Heaton | Cleveland Plain Dealer (20 Nov 2003)
Joe Eszterhas: 'I glamorized smoking in my movies.' Read more...

Students team up with county for message against tobacco use

Laura Tode | Helena (MT) Independent Record (19 Nov 2003)
Helena students are creating ads that counter pro-tobacco media. Read more...

Sen. Nelson fights for tobacco prevention

Diane Hirth | Tallahassee Democrat (15 Nov 2003)
Commerce Committee to investigate whether cigarette placement in movies violates bans. Read more...

Smoking in movies hooks kids to smoke

| KRON-TV (13 Nov 2003)
Cigarettes and the movies, it's a marriage made in marketing heaven. Read more...

Rate tobacco use

Mark Bisgeier | Variety (9 Sep 2003)
Tobacco use in a kid-rated film doesn't sell the film. But it does sell tobacco — to kids. Read more...

Bad? Yes — the flicks made us do it

Nick Gillespie | Los Angeles Times (3 Sep 2003)
Nothing better to do than intimidate and harass an entertainment industry that has broken no laws. Read more...

Butt out

The editors | Variety (2 Sep 2003)
The industry has never achieved a consensus on keeping smoking out of film. Read more...

Those smoke-filled plots

The editors | Toledo Blade (31 Aug 2003)
The movie industry claims to have ended the practice of tobacco product-placement fees. Read more...

Attorneys General call on MPAA to reduce smoking in movies

Tim Molloy | AP (26 Aug 2003)
Twenty-four state AGs signed a letter to the film industry. Read more...