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2003

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...

Rate films with smoking 'R' for their influence on kids

Gilbert Ross | USA Today (19 Aug 2003)
What will it take to get Hollywood executives to address the dangers of smoking? Read more...

Warning - May contain scenes of smoking

Claire Bates | Daily Mail (27 Jul 2003)
Films featuring cigarettes should be given '18' certificate, health expert says. Read more...

'Give smoking in films an X-certificate' say doctors

Jenny Booth | The Telegraph (27 Jul 2003)
Study says the effect of seeing smoking in films is far greater than that of tobacco advertising. Read more...

X-cert for smoking films

| The Sun (27 Jul 2003)
Films which feature characters smoking could automatically earn US equivalent of '18' rating. Read more...

Movie idols send strong smoke signals to teens

Suzanne Batchelor | Womens enews (11 Jul 2003)
Powerful pro-smoking signals are reaching teens … through the loophole of Hollywood movies. Read more...