News | 2007

2007

Hollywood adds adult smoking to ratings system

John Eggerton | Broadcasting & Cable (10 May 2007)
MPAA stopped short of saying films with smoking should get a mandatory R-rating. Read more...

Smoking in the movies: So where's the fire?

Joel Stein | Chicago Tribune (1 May 2007)
Hollywood should treat smoking in the movies as strongly as using [the f-word]. Read more...

Hollywood's smoke alarm

Jeffrey Kluger | Time (12 Apr 2007)
Studios may conclude that quitting the habit is not just a lot healthier but also a lot smarter. Read more...

Puff piece

Kim Masters | Slate (6 Apr 2007)
Harvard tells Hollywood to ban cigarettes from kids' movies. Read more...

New studies bolster claims on movie smoking

Susan J. Landers | American Medical News (5 Mar 2007)
Children and young teens have been shown to be vulnerable to onscreen tobacco use. Read more...

Smoke gets in their eyes

Brooke and Garfield Gladstone Bob | On the Media (2 Mar 2007)
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Smoking under fire

John Eggerton | Broadcasting & Cable (26 Feb 2007)
Activists aim to tar cigarette-friendly films with an R-rating. Read more...

Making cancer cool: Tobacco and Hollywood

Ralph Nader | Counterpunch (21 Feb 2007)
One important cultural ally of Big Tobacco is Hollywood. Read more...
Survey: Most think film smoking sways kids
Brooks Boliek | The Hollywood Reporter (13 Feb 2007)
Americans think that more kids are likely to take up smoking if they see actors ... fire up a butt. Read more...

Smoking and other vices in the movies

Steve Inskeep | NPR Morning Edition (13 Feb 2007)
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