News | Video/radio


Should movies with smoking get an 'R' rating?

Rebecca Plevin | KPCC (So. California) (30 Aug 2017)
"Since the industry's progress halted, major studios and independent producer-distributors have released 210 top-grossing, youth-rated U.S. films featuring more than 6,000 tobacco incidents, delivering 60.5 billion tobacco impressions to audiences in U.S. theaters alone," the letter says. Read more...

Rated R for smoking would prevent teens from lighting up: CDC

Ben Russell | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (23 Jul 2017)
Rated R for smoking would become a reality if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gets its way. [Includes local interviews in 02:45 video report] Read more...

Smoking in the movies

Jonathan Savage | BBC World Service (13 Jul 2017)
[Interview with UCSF's Stanton Glantz begins at 11:53 on time slider] Read more...

Ontario groups urge 18A film ratings forsmoking

Paul Bliss | CTV Toronto (25 Feb 2017)
Video clip: The day before the 2017 Oscars, CTV Toronto interviews Ontario Coalition for Smokefree Movies' Chris Yacatto and Tracy McCharles, Ontario's Minister of Consumer Services, whose agency overseas the film ratings. Read more...


MPAA argues ban on smoking in movies defies First Amendment

Scott Simon | NPR (23 Jul 2016)
Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson. Read more...

Hollywood not honoring anti-smoking pledge: Lawsuit

Jenna Susko and Amy Corral | NBC 4 Los Angeles (4 Apr 2016)
A nearly 60-page complaint filed by Timothy Forsyth accuses the film industry of ignoring scientific evidence linking big screen smoking to adolescent habits. Read more...


How smoking in movies drives kids to become smokers

MD Samir Gupta | (16 Sep 2015)
We now know that protecting kids from the influence of smoking in movies today is a key to preventing them from becoming smokers tomorrow. Read more...


Canadian teens lured into smoking through movies

CTV News | The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (4 Sep 2014)
Despite strict rules against tobacco advertising in Canada, the industry is making its way into movies, including those geared toward teens. Read more...

Is the tobacco lobby losing its grip?

Bill Hockenberry | The Takeaway (PRI) (6 Feb 2014)
Stan Glantz: Movies are the major place that kids get pro-tobacco media exposure. Read more...

Surgeon General: 'Sex and the City,' movies that glamorize lighting up...a factor in rise in smoking

Jake and Metzger Tapper Jessica | The Lead (CNN) (17 Jan 2014)
Report says that young people are being exposed to 14.9 billion tobacco impressions in youth-rated films. Read more...