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2003

Study: Smoking in movies encourages teens

Emma Ross | AP (10 Jun 2003)
Investigators concluded that 52 percent of smoking teens started because of exposure to on-screen smoking. Read more...

Film smoking 'influences' children

| BBC (10 Jun 2003)
There is a call for films featuring smoking to be given R-ratings. Read more...

Pushing accountability on Hollywood

Ronald Brownstein | Los Angeles Times (9 Jun 2003)
Why are Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts stonewalling thousands of middle and high school students? Read more...

Group: Too much smoking in movie trailers

Robert Jablon | AP (31 May 2003)
Legacy study finds 14 percent of movie trailers include tobacco use. Read more...

TV may encourage teen smoking: Italian study

| Reuters (30 May 2003)
Italian teenagers may take up smoking to imitate actors and TV stars. Read more...

Smoking Kidman sparks controversy

| Sydney Morning Herald (21 May 2003)
Lighting up at her Cannes press conference. Read more...

My first cigarette, and my last

Kirk Douglas | The New York Times (16 May 2003)
Hollywood started me smoking, literally putting a cigarette in my hand. Read more...

Warner douses smoking promo

James Bates | Los Angeles Times (5 Mar 2003)
British American Tobacco cigarettes were handed out to viewers of the studio's movies in Nigeria. Read more...

The verdict at Sundance: Debuts on difficult subjects

Elvis Mitchell | The New York Times (27 Jan 2003)
So much contemplative dragging on cigarettes amid operatic shafts of backlighting. Read more...

Pic smoke chokes

Mark Bisgeier | Variety (23 Jan 2003)
The R rating would be the right thing to do … and wouldn't cost the industry a cent. Read more...