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2013

Why Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ wasn’t released in India

Snigdha Poonam | The New York Times (9 Oct 2013)
Mr. Allen was unwilling to follow the local guidelines for showing people smoking on film. Read more...

Smoking controversies continue

Asha Prakash | The Times of India (7 Oct 2013)
Three recent Indian films run up against new standards on screen and in film posters. Read more...

Woody Allen stubs out ‘Blue Jasmine’ in India over anti-smoking laws

Krishna RJ and Sugden Joanna | The Wall Street Journal (7 Oct 2013)
India’s rules have been in place since 2005 as part of a government effort to curb smoking. Read more...

Gina Gershon suffered bronchitis while playing chain-smoking Versace

| Hollywood.com (23 Sep 2013)
She smoked constantly throughout the project. Read more...

2012

Advocates don't want to mix tax dollars with movie smoking

Chris Megerian | Los Angeles Times (7 Sep 2012)
Lawmakers should “align public film subsidies with public health evidence and goals.” Read more...

Stub out smoking's 'coolness' on screen

Lisa Power | The Telegraph (16 Jul 2012)
Stubbing out smoking in films aimed at teenagers could help slash youth uptake by up to 18 per cent. Read more...

This film Is rated 'R' for smoking

Madeleine Kruhly | The Atlantic Monthly (11 Jul 2012)
If smoking in a movie meant an R rating, it could reduce adolescent tobacco use by almost twenty percent. Read more...

Should movies be rated ‘R’ … for smoking?

KJ DellAntonia | The New York Times (10 Jul 2012)
When a character smokes, is that effectively an advertisement for smoking? Read more...

Should movies with smoking be rated 'R'?

Alexandra Sifferlin | Time (9 Jul 2012)
The film industry has known about the relationship between smoking in movies and kid smoking for years. Read more...

Should smoking trigger an 'R' rating?

Amanda Gardner | Health (9 Jul 2012)
PG-13 films account for nearly two-thirds of the smoking scenes adolescents see on the big screen. Read more...