News | 2010

2010

You get red ink with that popcorn

Dan Morain | The Sacramento Bee (12 Dec 2010)
The roach motel analogy: Tax credits go into the code book but they don't come out. Read more...

Don't show any butts in PG-13

The editors | The Boston Globe (28 Aug 2010)
Watching characters smoke in movies is the single most powerful pro-smoking influence for children. Read more...

Why Hollywood movies with smoking scenes need an R-rating

Clayton Jones | The Christian Science Monitor (23 Aug 2010)
Why does Hollywood still not impose an R-rating for all movies with tobacco use? Read more...

Fighting against smoking in the movies

Claudia Kalb | Newsweek (20 Aug 2010)
Activist pushes campaign to stop Hollywood showcasing deadly habit. Read more...

Rated 'R' for smoking?

Laura Blue | Time (19 Aug 2010)
Forcing an R-rating on movies would create a powerful incentive, say authors of a new report. Read more...

'Step forward' in limiting smoking scenes in films

Michael Cieply | The New York Times (19 Aug 2010)
Health organizations have pressed the film industry to assign an R-rating to any film that portrayed tobacco use. Read more...

Lighting up the dark

Amy Kaufman | Los Angeles Times (19 Aug 2010)
Rep. Markey: 'It's time for the movie industry to accept its own version of a nicotine patch.' Read more...

Depictions of smoking in movies are on the wane

Shari Roan | Los Angeles Times (19 Aug 2010)
Efforts by public health and anti-smoking groups to reduce TV and movie images of smoking appear to be working. Read more...

Butt out smoking on silver screen: MDs

| CBC (19 Aug 2010)
Every dollar in film subsidies may in the end cost Canada $1.70 in societal tobacco losses. Read more...

Smoking still too common in movies, CDC says

| Reuters (19 Aug 2010)
Only one studio has no-smoking policy for youth films. Read more...