News | 2009

2009

Progress in stamping out smoking has stalled

Steven Reinberg | HealthDay (12 Nov 2009)
Some states spend more to subsidize movies with smoking than on tobacco prevention programs. Read more...

Study says state film subsidies underwrite tobacco-friendly movies

Brooks Barnes | The New York Times (11 Nov 2009)
An estimated 60 percent of subsidies offered by states in 2008 went to movies with tobacco imagery. Read more...

Smoking in 'Land of the Lost' brings reprimand to a studio

Brooks Barnes | The New York Times (18 Oct 2009)
American Medical Association Alliance released its scorecard on smoking in summer movies. Read more...

Team sports can't compete with films to keep kids from smoking

Steven Reinberg | HealthDay (7 Jul 2009)
Parents need to be aware of the need to minimize their children's exposure. Read more...

Cigarettes, Teens and Movies

The editors | America (22 Jun 2009)
Images of smoking in Hollywood films have global influence. Read more...

Liverpool film producers dismiss calls to give 18 ratings to films with smoking

Laura Davis | Liverpool Daily Post (18 Jun 2009)
The City Council has agreed to hold a consultation on changing its licensing policy. Read more...

As movies portray fewer smokers, fewer teens light up

Denise Mann | CNN (3 Jun 2009)
Witnessing smoking scenes in movies may be the leading factor associated with smoking initiation among youth. Read more...

Cigarettes in popular films are targets of health groups

Brooks Barnes | The New York Times (28 May 2009)
Summer movies are the focus of a new antismoking campaign. Read more...

NC Senate committee delays smoking ban debate

Gary D. Robertson | Wilmington (NC) Star News (22 Apr 2009)
The motion picture industry worries that North Carolina's new smokefree workplace bill would prevent actors from smoking on screen. Read more...

San Mateo County supervisors back restrictions on showing smoking in movies

Shaun Bishop | Contra Costa Times (2 Apr 2009)
Endorsement of the Smokefree Movies campaign, approved unanimously. Read more...