News | 2010

2010

Up in smoke: Give movies with tobacco an automatic 'R'

David Edelstein | New York Magazine (6 Jan 2010)
We just make it tougher for new films with cigarette use to influence kids. Read more...

James Cameron responds to critics of smoking in 'Avatar'

Michael Cieply | The New York Times (3 Jan 2010)
Smoking is a filthy habit which I don’t support, and neither, I believe, does 'Avatar.' Read more...

'Avatar' joins holiday movies that fail an antismoking test

Michael Cieply | The New York Times (3 Jan 2010)
Others include 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'The Blind Side,' 'Nine,' and 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox.' Read more...

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A.O. Scott | The New York Times (24 Jan 2010)
We want movies to acknowledge what is real, but also to improve on reality. Read more...

Altria: How does smoking in movies affect the young?

Jennifer Hunter | The New York Times (15 Jan 2010)
Since 1990, Philip Morris USA’s policy has been to refrain from product placement in movies. Read more...

More money, more problems: 'Avatar' success fuels critics

| The Economic Times (India) (14 Jan 2010)
The character played by Sigourney Weaver … is still puffing away on her cigarettes some 150 years in the future. Read more...

Smoke's on the silver screen

Jian Ghomeshi | CBC (13 Jan 2010)
Stan Glantz and Katherine Monk debate onscreen smoking. Read more...

The libertarian smokescreen

David Edelstein | New York Magazine (8 Jan 2010)
You stigmatize tobacco because it kills hundreds of thousands of people a year — or at least you give it...an 'R.' Read more...

Smoke Screens

Richard Brody | The New Yorker (7 Jan 2010)
A modest proposal: the MPAA ratings system should be abolished. Read more...

Avatars don't smoke

The editors | The New York Times (7 Jan 2010)
It’s hard to condemn the strategy of using information, not censorship, to confront a perceived public-health threat. Read more...

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