News | 2011

2011

Onscreen smoking in youth movies sharply declines

David Beasley | Reuters (15 Jul 2011)
Drop largely attributed to policies by major film studios Time Warner, Disney and Comcast. Read more...

CDC: Movies reduce onscreen smoking

Althea Fung | National Journal (15 Jul 2011)
But states are inadvertently spending more on films depicting smoking than they are to prevent youth smoking. Read more...

CDC: Smoking in youth movies sharply declines

Jonathan Shorman | USA Today (15 Jul 2011)
Hollywood movies are far less likely to feature characters lighting up than just five years ago. Read more...

Movie companies snuff onscreen smoking

Mike Stobbe | AP (15 Jul 2011)
Three companies push reduction in smoking scenes. Read more...

Movie industry hasn't stopped smoking, but it has cut back a lot

Patrick Wall | The Christian Science Monitor (15 Jul 2011)
Moviegoers are much less likely to see scenes depicting smoking these days, but Hollywood could do more. Read more...

Three quarters (73%) of Ontarians support not allowing smoking in movies rated G, PG or 14A

| Ipsos Reid (31 May 2011)
Poll for Heart and Stroke Foundation and Ontario Coalition for Smokefree Movies. Read more...

Smoky 'Rango' leaves bad taste

The editors | USA Today (17 Mar 2011)
We're suggesting that Paramount showed poor judgment — and so have others. Read more...

Billy, did you see the new movie Rango yet?

Gary Markstein | The Week (8 Mar 2011)
Editorial cartoon. Read more...

'Rango' smokes the box office…

Katherine Hobson | The Wall Street Journal (7 Mar 2011)
…and for some, that's a problem. Read more...

PG-rated 'Rango' has anti-smoking advocates fuming

Rita Rubin | USA Today (7 Mar 2011)
Anti-smoking advocates are calling the animated PG movie "Rango" a public health hazard. Read more...