News | 2008

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...

Cigar smoke wafts into children's movies

Scott Bowles | USA Today (5 Nov 2008)
From 2002 to 2008, two-thirds of PG-13 movies included smoking. Read more...

40 reasons to wish the MPAA rating system an unhappy 40th birthday

| The Defamer (31 Oct 2008)
#7: The arbitrarily enforced 'Tobacco Rule.' Read more...

Profit motivated cigarette placement in movies

Karla Gayle | Reuters (25 Sep 2008)
Commercial collaborations … are responsible for smoking imagery so prevalent in 'classic' movies. Read more...

New report lifts smokescreen off Hollywood's golden era

Dan Glaister | The Guardian (25 Sep 2008)
American Tobacco paid film stars thousands to promote cigarettes in the late 1930s and 1940s. Read more...

Smoking in movies rooted in studio-era deals

Shari Roan | Los Angeles Times (25 Sep 2008)
Smoking in movies was a beneficial business deal with effects that linger today. Read more...

Hollywood's golden age paid to smoke

| UPI (25 Sep 2008)
Persistent presence in mainstream films is rooted in deals made between the film and tobacco industries. Read more...

Inhalieren wie Bogart

| Der Spiegel (25 Sep 2008)
Qualmen, damit die Kasse klingelt [Smoke so the cash register rings]. Read more...

Tobacco giants paid millions to stars in Hollywood's 'Golden Age'

| Agence France-Presse (24 Sep 2008)
Two-thirds of the Top 50 box-office actors from the late 1930s and 1940s took part in tobacco campaigns. Read more...

Smoking in the movies

The editors | Los Angeles Times (23 Aug 2008)
Smoking is unhealthy, and movies can glamorize the habit. But how much censorship is too much? Read more...