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2000

Ratings board gets an 'F' on smoking

John Morgan | USA Today (26 May 2000)
Surprisingly, cigarette smoking is not factored into determining ratings at all. Read more...

1997

Anti-smoke screen

Denise Gellene | Los Angeles Times (11 Dec 1997)
LA County develops ads to counter cigarettes' 'cool' movie image — but few theaters show them. Read more...

Lawmaker targets on-screen smoking

Max Vanxi | Los Angeles Times (26 Oct 1997)
Movies influence youngsters to light up, says California state Sen. John Burton, who will hold a hearing. Read more...

Push against smoking opens on silver screen

Tara Parker-Pope | The Wall Street Journal (19 May 1997)
'I'm more concerned about Winona Ryder than about camels and cowboys.' Read more...

1996

Hollywood's cigarette break of sorts

K. Thomas | USA Today (7 Nov 1996)
When it comes to movies, the Marlboro man reigns. Read more...

No waiting to inhale: Cigarettes light up the movies

Karen Thomas | USA Today (7 Nov 1996)
A study by the American Lung Association finds that of 133 movies released 1994-1995, 77 percent showed tobacco use. Read more...

Fewer Americans smoke, but Hollywood can't kick the habit

David E. Kalish | AP (21 Oct 1996)
The on-screen haze is reviving concerns the tobacco industry is paying for its products to appear in movies. Read more...

Force of habit

Elaine Dutka | Los Angeles Times (5 Sep 1996)
Feature films are five times more likely to depict smoking than TV. Read more...