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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.
Paul Bond | The Hollywood Reporter (13 Mar 2015)
Iger was called on to reiterate his pledge of not showing characters smoking on TV or in movies except where necessary for historical accuracy, though one shareholder asked him to go further by asking the MPAA to give an R-rating to movies that include smoking and to rally other studios to support such a measure.
Victoria McNally | MTV News (13 Mar 2015)
Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark has got some pretty bad habits...but one thing he’s never going to do is light up a cigarette, says Disney; they will “absolutely prohibit” the depiction of smoking in all Disney films with a PG-13 rating or under, including those made by Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm.
Michael Ciepley and Brooks Barnes | The New York Times (5 Feb 2015)
Fissures revealed by the hacking at Sony Pictures Entertainment have raised the prospect of profound change at one of Hollywood’s oldest institutions: the Motion Picture Association of America.
Sheryl Ubelacker | CTV (3 Feb 2015)
'This is one of the last forms of media where tobacco use can actually be shown to kids.'
Jennifer Palisoc | Global News (30 Jan 2015)
Ontario, Canada's Coalition for Smoke-Free Movies is calling for a change in how movies with smoking are rated.
Alexandra Zabcek | Edmonton (Canada) Journal (27 Nov 2014)
Alberta, Canada, campaign wants smoking in new feature films to prompt an R-rating.
Zhao Wei | Sina.com (26 Nov 2014)
Bolstering a 2011 regulation, a new law would fine producers for tobacco brands and product placement in films.
Brad Broker | Physicians News Digest (20 Oct 2014)
Pennsylvania Medical Society wants the AMA to lobby federal agencies to prohibit celebrity endorsements and product placements.
Brooks Barnes | The New York Times (30 Sep 2014)
Shareholders push for progress in limiting cigarette smoking in movies that young people see the most.