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2014

Youth advocates want all future youth-rated movies to be smokefree

Canadian Cancer Society | Yahoo! Canada Finance (6 Sep 2014)
"Smoking in movies is one of the last ways that tobacco products are promoted to young people in Canada and this needs to stop." Read more...

Canadian teens lured into smoking through movies

CTV News | The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (4 Sep 2014)
Despite strict rules against tobacco advertising in Canada, the industry is making its way into movies, including those geared toward teens. Read more...

Blockbuster 'Transformers' criticised for smoking shots in China

| China Daily (8 Jul 2014)
Chinese NGOs seek official action on top-grossing Viacom film. Read more...

No Smoking Allowed! John Constantine will need a nicotine patch In 'Constantine'

Josh Wilding | Comicbookmovie.com (29 Jun 2014)
At the end of day, no smoking [in an upcoming NBC series] doesn't seem like that big a deal. Read more...

China's movies are still clouded with cigarette smoke

Dexter Roberts | Businessweek (21 May 2014)
Survey finds "little progress" in implementing a 2011 order limiting smoking in films and TV programs. Read more...

'Om Shanti Oshaana' stubs out onscreen smoking

| IBNlive (India) (19 Feb 2014)
A romantic movie...subtly drives home tobacco harms and makes a public commitment against onscreen smoking. Read more...

Is the tobacco lobby losing its grip?

Bill Hockenberry | The Takeaway (PRI) (6 Feb 2014)
Stan Glantz: Movies are the major place that kids get pro-tobacco media exposure. Read more...

Surgeon General to Hollywood: Kick the cigarette habit

Monte Morin | Los Angeles Times (27 Jan 2014)
Report: Too many youth-rated films contain harmful images of tobacco use. Read more...

Check up: Pa. subsidizes films with smoking

Janet Golden | The Philadelphia Inquirer (26 Jan 2014)
Seven states spend more subsidizing movies that promote smoking to kids than they spend to fight smoking. Read more...

Hollywood's smoky images send wrong message about lighting up

Nancy Brown | Huffington Post (25 Jan 2014)
National health groups: We call on Netflix and others in entertainment to minimize the mythology around smoking. Read more...