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2011

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...

'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...

Movie cigarettes make smokers mentally 'light up'

Andy Coghlan | New Scientist (18 Jan 2011)
From kids starting to smoke to adults struggling to stop, the tobacco industry benefits hugely from smoking on screen. Read more...

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...

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...