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My first cigarette, and my last

Kirk Douglas | The New York Times (16 May 2003)
Hollywood started me smoking, literally putting a cigarette in my hand. Read more...

Pic smoke chokes

Mark Bisgeier | Variety (23 Jan 2003)
The R rating would be the right thing to do … and wouldn't cost the industry a cent. Read more...


Rated 'R' for smoking

Charles Paul Freund | Reason (26 Nov 2002)
Have people been spending their days timing smoking scenes with stopwatches? Read more...

Hollywood's responsibility for smoking deaths

Joe Eszterhas | The New York Times (9 Aug 2002)
My movie made a lot of money; so did their new cigarette. Read more...

Anti-smokers ought to butt out of movies

Todd McCarthy | Variety (15 Mar 2002)
Why have the pit bulls of political correctness decided to demonize smoking and ignore other much less normal aspects of life? Read more...


What to do about Hollywood, tobacco's smoldering affair

Stan Glantz | Los Angeles Times (2 Jun 2001)
Why is Hollywood serving a racket that's buried many of its most gifted members? Read more...