News | Opinion

2010

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...

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...

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...

2008

Smoked out

Joan Cincotta | Syracuse Post-Standard (1 Dec 2008)
Smoking in movies is a powerful channel for promoting a lethal addiction. Read more...

2007

Making cancer cool: Tobacco and Hollywood

Ralph Nader | Counterpunch (21 Feb 2007)
One important cultural ally of Big Tobacco is Hollywood. Read more...

2005

Attack of the nannies

John Leo | U.S. News (5 Jul 2005)
It's a good idea to stop glamorizing smoking in movies, but the nannies want more. Read more...

2004

Big Tobacco vs. Hollywood

Jonathan R. Polansky | The Atlantic Monthly (1 Nov 2004)
A notorious industry targets Hollywood's favorite candidates for defeat. Read more...

2003

Rate tobacco use

Mark Bisgeier | Variety (9 Sep 2003)
Tobacco use in a kid-rated film doesn't sell the film. But it does sell tobacco — to kids. Read more...

Bad? Yes — the flicks made us do it

Nick Gillespie | Los Angeles Times (3 Sep 2003)
Nothing better to do than intimidate and harass an entertainment industry that has broken no laws. Read more...