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2016

Hollywood's rating system blamed in class action lawsuit for smoking-related deaths

Erig Gardner | The Hollywood Reporter (4 Mar 2016)
Lawsuit seeks an injunction where no films featuring tobacco imagery can be given "G," "PG" or "PG-13" ratings. Read more...

Father targets film studios over smoking scenes in movies

Steven Trader | Law360 (26 Feb 2016)
A father hit the Motion Picture Association of America and six of Hollywood's largest film studios with a proposed class action over including smoking scenes in movies rated suitable for children. Read more...

No vaping, Leo: Oscars ban smoking of any kind

Jennifer Newton | Daily Mail (3 Feb 2016)
The Dolby Theatre will have a strict no smoking policy on Oscars night. This also applies to e-cigarettes and vaping will be banned from venue. Comes after Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted vaping at the SAG awards. The pictures prompted a backlash from the American Lung Association. Read more...

Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction

World Health Organization | News release (1 Feb 2016)
WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco. Read more...

Films showing smoking 'should be given adult rating': WHO calls for strict guidelines to stop children being tempted to light up

Kate Pickles | Daily Mail (1 Feb 2016)
World Health Organisation called films 'last frontier' of tobacco advertising. Read more...

WHO wants age-wise ratings for films with tobacco imagery

Shreerupa Mitra-Jha | Press Trust of India (1 Feb 2016)
Praising the pioneering legislative initiatives made by India and China in protecting non-smokers from smoking imagery in entertainment products, the WHO expert added that "much more needs to be done". Read more...

Movies depicting smoking should be given ‘adult rating’: WHO

Alexandra Gibbs | CNBC (1 Feb 2016)
Movies which contain smoking scenes or tobacco imagery "should be given an adult rating", the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a new report, in a bid to remove the perceived glamour of the practice. Read more...

Restrict smoking in films, says World Health Organization

Jane Kirby | Irish Examiner (2 Feb 2016)
Adult rating would protect children from glamourisation of act. Read more...

Movies featuring smoking should be given adult ratings: WHO

Lucy Westcott | Newsweek (1 Feb 2016)
Films that include smoking should receive higher age ratings and lose public subsidies, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more...

What are actors actually smoking in movies?

Michelle Woo | Upvoted.com (30 Jan 2016)
A veteran prop master explains what actors are really inhaling, puffing and snorting on screen. Read more...

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