Smokefree Movies Blog

Mar 1, 2020 jono

Simpsons characters say, Got a cigarette? Not since we moved to Disney.

The Walt Disney Company has kept its kid-rated movie and TV shows practically smokefree since 2016. But up to now, Disney has not made...

Feb 3, 2020 jono


1) Of the eighteen movies listed for Oscars in major categories this year, how many include smoking?

   A. 60 percent

   B. 78 percent

   C. 86 percent

   D. 94 percent


Dec 10, 2019 jono

Director's chair: Anybody got a light?

On December 9, 2019, the Los Angeles Times published a round-table interview...

Oct 31, 2019 jono

Enough already.

After examining tobacco content in U.S. films since 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has put renewed weight behind R-rating future films with tobacco.

A ...

Oct 17, 2019 jono

Joker was rated R in the US and 14A in British Columbia

In a pre-emptive move serving the commercial interests of Hollywood studios already heavily subsidized by Toronto, Ontario’s government has killed off its decades-old provincial film rating service.


Oct 2, 2019 jono

The entertainment industry digs in...

Last April, with nicotine addiction soaring among American schoolchildren, three U.S. Senators quizzed America's media companies about their own...

Sep 2, 2019 jono

50 years later, tobacco brands are back on TV.

The third season of Stranger Things (TV-14) debuted on Netflix on July 4 weekend. Coke, Burger King, JC Penny, The Gap, 7-11 and other high-profile brands visible in the show had well-planned...

Aug 8, 2019 jono

What are Marlboros doing in a kid-rated TV show?

On August 6, forty-three state and territorial Attorneys General wrote America's leading media companies asking them...

Aug 2, 2019 jono

Netflix, the smokiest of the US streaming services, is going to develop more original programs around the world.

Having already bankrolled local programming in Germany, France and the UK, Netflix will now target other international...

Jul 26, 2019 jono

Ontario fights the toxic dumper next door

Both the United States and Canada have taken steps to stop tobacco promotion to children and teens. In fact, Canada has gone substantially further, banning tobacco advertising and product placement altogether.

But Canada's public...