News | 2011

2011

Movie cigarettes make smokers mentally 'light up'

Andy Coghlan | New Scientist (18 Jan 2011)
From kids starting to smoke to adults struggling to stop, the tobacco industry benefits hugely from smoking on screen. Read more...

PG-rated 'Rango' has anti-smoking advocates fuming

Rita Rubin | USA Today (7 Mar 2011)
Anti-smoking advocates are calling the animated PG movie "Rango" a public health hazard. Read more...

'Rango' smokes the box office…

Katherine Hobson | The Wall Street Journal (7 Mar 2011)
…and for some, that's a problem. Read more...

Billy, did you see the new movie Rango yet?

Gary Markstein | The Week (8 Mar 2011)
Editorial cartoon. Read more...

Smoky 'Rango' leaves bad taste

The editors | USA Today (17 Mar 2011)
We're suggesting that Paramount showed poor judgment — and so have others. Read more...

Three quarters (73%) of Ontarians support not allowing smoking in movies rated G, PG or 14A

| Ipsos Reid (31 May 2011)
Poll for Heart and Stroke Foundation and Ontario Coalition for Smokefree Movies. Read more...

Movie industry hasn't stopped smoking, but it has cut back a lot

Patrick Wall | The Christian Science Monitor (15 Jul 2011)
Moviegoers are much less likely to see scenes depicting smoking these days, but Hollywood could do more. Read more...

Movie companies snuff onscreen smoking

Mike Stobbe | AP (15 Jul 2011)
Three companies push reduction in smoking scenes. Read more...

CDC: Smoking in youth movies sharply declines

Jonathan Shorman | USA Today (15 Jul 2011)
Hollywood movies are far less likely to feature characters lighting up than just five years ago. Read more...

CDC: Movies reduce onscreen smoking

Althea Fung | National Journal (15 Jul 2011)
But states are inadvertently spending more on films depicting smoking than they are to prevent youth smoking. Read more...

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