News | 2009

2009

NC Senate committee delays smoking ban debate

Gary D. Robertson | Wilmington (NC) Star News (22 Apr 2009)
The motion picture industry worries that North Carolina's new smokefree workplace bill would prevent actors from smoking on screen. Read more...

Smoking in the movies

For your information: Movies with smoking cause kids to smoke. Read more...

Oscar targets ‘Hackademy Awards’ in trademark action

| Breathe California (18 Feb 2009)
Academy seeks ban on use of parody award name for raising tobacco awareness. Read more...

Anti-tobacco campaign must focus on film studios, not stars: US expert

Kounteya Sinha | The Times of India (18 Mar 2009)
Health Ministry should step up pressure on the Bollywood's biggest film studios. Read more...

Films with smoking need R-rating, protesters say

Francesca Jarosz | The Indianapolis Star (26 Mar 2009)
Teens donned masks and hoisted signs outside a movie theater in downtown Indianapolis. Read more...

Teens protest smoking in youth movies

Katie Gibas | YNN (28 Mar 2009)
Reality Check members want movies that show or imply smoking to be rated 'R.' Read more...

San Mateo County supervisors back restrictions on showing smoking in movies

Shaun Bishop | Contra Costa Times (2 Apr 2009)
Endorsement of the Smokefree Movies campaign, approved unanimously. Read more...

Cigarettes in popular films are targets of health groups

Brooks Barnes | The New York Times (28 May 2009)
Summer movies are the focus of a new antismoking campaign. Read more...

As movies portray fewer smokers, fewer teens light up

Denise Mann | CNN (3 Jun 2009)
Witnessing smoking scenes in movies may be the leading factor associated with smoking initiation among youth. Read more...

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