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| The Hindu (21 May 2015)
Responding to Bollywood's objections to health warnings, an anti-cancer leader proposes an outright ban on smoking scenes in movies.
Chandra Johnson | Deseret News (Utah) (19 May 2015)
It has taken medical professionals longer to talk about the influence of alcohol in the movies partially because there’s much less research behind it than smoking depictions.
Robin Koval | CNN (19 May 2015)
Suddenly the fictional world of 'Mad Men' collided with the facts about women's lung and heart health and the array of deadly illnesses linked to women smoking.
TNN | The Times of India (22 Apr 2015)
Citing another film poster showing the hero smoking, a Chennai activist reports: "Officials send notices to the filmmakers, but there's no further action after that."
Robin Koval | Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (15 Apr 2015)
Disney isn’t alone in creating the stories and images young people watch. We need the other major studios to follow Disney’s example.
Staff | The Hindu (13 Apr 2015)
A Delhi healthcare workers group in India objects to a cabinet plan to strip health warnings off cinema scenes of smoking.
TNN | The Times of India (10 Apr 2015)
'Removal...will be a big setback to our tobacco control efforts,' said one.
Narendra Ch | MeriNews (10 Apr 2015)
Tamil Nadu group warns that removing the anti-tobacco scrolls from South Indian films will increase the numbers smoking.
Ben Child | The Guardian (13 Mar 2015)
Cigarettes to be excluded from forthcoming films, including Marvel and Star Wars properties, CEO Bob Iger tells shareholders. Disney has banned smoking in all of its forthcoming movies, unless characters being depicted were historically known for lighting up.
Seth Kelley | Variety (13 Mar 2015)
Walt Disney Studios chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that he will “absolutely prohibit” smoking in all Disney films, including those from Marvel Studios, with a PG-13 rating or below, unless it is historically pertinent.