News | 2014

2014

Chain-smoking characters face an R-rating

Alexandra Zabcek | Edmonton (Canada) Journal (27 Nov 2014)
Alberta, Canada, campaign wants smoking in new feature films to prompt an R-rating. Read more...

China mulls smoking scene ban on screen

Zhao Wei | Sina.com (26 Nov 2014)
Bolstering a 2011 regulation, a new law would fine producers for tobacco brands and product placement in films. Read more...

Doctors want Hollywood to cancel e-cigs

Brad Broker | Physicians News Digest (20 Oct 2014)
Pennsylvania Medical Society wants the AMA to lobby federal agencies to prohibit celebrity endorsements and product placements. Read more...

Advocacy groups challenge studios over smoking in youth-rated movies

Brooks Barnes | The New York Times (30 Sep 2014)
Shareholders push for progress in limiting cigarette smoking in movies that young people see the most. Read more...

Coming soon to theaters near you: E-cigarettes

Erich Schwartzel | The Wall Street Journal (15 Sep 2014)
SmokeStik's product placement in 'Cymbeline' has far-reaching implications for Hollywood and Big Tobacco. Read more...

Youth advocates want all future youth-rated movies to be smokefree

Canadian Cancer Society | Yahoo! Canada Finance (6 Sep 2014)
"Smoking in movies is one of the last ways that tobacco products are promoted to young people in Canada and this needs to stop." Read more...

Canadian teens lured into smoking through movies

CTV News | The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (4 Sep 2014)
Despite strict rules against tobacco advertising in Canada, the industry is making its way into movies, including those geared toward teens. Read more...

Blockbuster 'Transformers' criticised for smoking shots in China

| China Daily (8 Jul 2014)
Chinese NGOs seek official action on top-grossing Viacom film. Read more...

No Smoking Allowed! John Constantine will need a nicotine patch In 'Constantine'

Josh Wilding | Comicbookmovie.com (29 Jun 2014)
At the end of day, no smoking [in an upcoming NBC series] doesn't seem like that big a deal. Read more...

China's movies are still clouded with cigarette smoke

Dexter Roberts | Businessweek (21 May 2014)
Survey finds "little progress" in implementing a 2011 order limiting smoking in films and TV programs. Read more...