Smokefree Movies Blog

Posted: Jan 27, 2018 by SGlantz

Philip Morris International is promoting IQOS, its new “heat not burn” tobacco product, all over the world, including in Japan, as a healthier alternative to cigarettes.

A 2017 scientific paper tracked four years of...

Posted: Jan 11, 2018 by sfm_admin

Canadian flag

Unless things change in Ontario, Canada, onscreen smoking will recruit 185,000 kids to smoke. Now legislators want their film rating agency to take action.

So...

Posted: Jan 9, 2018 by SGlantz

Smokefree Movies’ partner As You Sow has a great free online tool, Tobacco Free Funds, that tells you if your retirement account is funding cigarettes or tobacco-filled movies. As You Sow built this database because nearly...

Posted: Jan 9, 2018 by jono

Mouse plus fox

In December 2017, Disney announced that it would buy 21st Century Fox's film studio and some TV divisions. While the deal may not close for another year, both Wall...

Posted: Oct 29, 2017 by jono

Tennis racket and ball

Battle of the Sexes (Fox, PG-13) spotlights a struggle for gender equality on the pro tennis circuit and a much-hyped 1973 tennis match between women's champion Billie Jean King and hustler Bobbie Riggs. The film also...

Posted: Oct 16, 2017 by SGlantz

Ontario gets set for its tobacco endgame.

In early 2017, Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care established the Executive Steering Committee for the Modernization of Smoke-Free Ontario to “make recommendations that are: grounded in evidence and best practices, culturally appropriate, responsive to priority issues, and...

Posted: Oct 3, 2017 by jono

Major US media companies' films have recruited millions of kids to smoke

Do you know where your money is? On October 3, 2017, San Francisco-based nonprofit As You Sow released Tobacco Free Funds, a free online tool that uncovers how much of...

Posted: Sep 12, 2017 by jono

Graphic with the legend, "E-cigs edge on screen"

Johnny Depp ignited the first Hollywood e-cigarette in The Tourist (Sony, PG-13) in late 2010. Since then, nearly two dozen films grossing just under $1 billion at the domestic box office have depicted e-cigs (see...

Posted: Aug 27, 2017 by jono

The countdown has begun. One little letter "R" will save one million lives.

On Friday 25 August 2017, seventeen leading U.S. health organizations demanded that the six US media companies whose major studios govern the film rating...

Posted: Aug 13, 2017 by jono

Click the lightbulb

1) Media coverage continues to be impressive. But over the years, it has been ten times easier to get coverage from major newspapers and magazines than from the major media companies' broadcast networks or affiliate stations. (...

Pages