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The Editors | Vancouver (BC) Sun (3 Mar 2016)
Indeed, the World Health Organization in early February stated that onscreen smoking prompts more than a third of young people who smoke to do so.
John Chown | Courthouse News Service (29 Feb 2016)
Saying 1 million young lives are at stake, a Bay Area activist filed a class action against six major movie studios and the Motion Picture Association of America to try to stop children from being exposed to tobacco products in movies.
Steven Trader | Law360 (26 Feb 2016)
A father hit the Motion Picture Association of America and six of Hollywood's largest film studios with a proposed class action over including smoking scenes in movies rated suitable for children.
Tim Kenneally | The Wrap (26 Feb 2016)
Complaint claims that instances of smoking in youth-related films, with certain exceptions, are negligent.
Jeff Sneider | The Wrap (26 Feb 2016)
The period film is rated PG-13, and one of the reasons for that is his character’s insistence on lighting up.
Jennifer Newton | Daily Mail (3 Feb 2016)
The Dolby Theatre will have a strict no smoking policy on Oscars night. This also applies to e-cigarettes and vaping will be banned from venue. Comes after Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted vaping at the SAG awards. The pictures prompted a backlash from the American Lung Association.
Jane Kirby | Irish Examiner (2 Feb 2016)
Adult rating would protect children from glamourisation of act.
Haroon Siddique | The Guardian (1 Feb 2016)
Cigarette companies are turning to film industry to recruit next generation of smokers, warns World Health Organization.
Ian Johnson | The Independent (UK) (1 Feb 2016)
Big Tobacco increasingly using films to market cigarettes to children, WHO warns.
Lucy Westcott | Newsweek (1 Feb 2016)
Films that include smoking should receive higher age ratings and lose public subsidies, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).