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Outreach tools | Reach parents, policymakers and the media companies with these up-to-date tools. Check back regularly for new additions.

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Smokefree Movies Backgrounder | 2017 | Everything you need to put together a powerful letter, handout or petition.

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FROM OUR NEW YORK PARTNERS...

Signing a petition in Albany NY, February 2018 Capitol District Tobacco-Free Communities

 Smokefree Media Guide | The organizing handbook for New York's statewide Reality Check youth mobilization program. (Updated health statistics here.)

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MORE RESOURCES

Contact list
 
Names and addresses | Contact the media executives who choose to make entertainment smoking or smokefree. [Updated July 2019]
 
Adapt our ads
 
Smokefree Movies ads | Adapt or re-brand SFM ads for your group. Use as hand-outs, in newsletters and posters, or in paid advertising. Ask us how.

Supplementary fact sheets

• Top numbers | Four key statistics make the case for the R-rating. Full citations for the research behind the numbers. 

State subsidies for movies with smoking | Data updated weekly 

Recent reports

 Smoking in top-grossing US movies | 2018 | Most smokers are now found in biographical dramas. But most of them never existed.

Smoking in top-grossing US movies: Archive | 20172016 | 2015 | 20142013 | 2012 | 2011

• Tobacco product placement and its reporting to the Federal Trade Commission 2016 | Tobacco companies might have misled the FTC years ago. Are they being honest now?

California film subsidies and on-screen smoking: Resolving the policy conflict | 2012 | State film tax credits fund thousands of tobacco deaths and and trigger hundreds of millions in medical costs. 

Film-Flam: How MPAA/NATO movie labels hide the biggest media risk to kids | 2010 | Do the MPAA's rare "smoking" labels protect kids? Or cause parents to underestimate the risk?

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US Centers for Disease Control | Fact sheets
 
 
Smoking in the movies: Archive | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 20142013 | 2012