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Robin Koval | Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (15 Apr 2015)
Disney isn’t alone in creating the stories and images young people watch. We need the other major studios to follow Disney’s example.
Staff | The Hindu (13 Apr 2015)
A Delhi healthcare workers group in India objects to a cabinet plan to strip health warnings off cinema scenes of smoking.
TNN | The Times of India (10 Apr 2015)
'Removal...will be a big setback to our tobacco control efforts,' said one.
Narendra Ch | MeriNews (10 Apr 2015)
Tamil Nadu group warns that removing the anti-tobacco scrolls from South Indian films will increase the numbers smoking.
Ben Child | The Guardian (13 Mar 2015)
Cigarettes to be excluded from forthcoming films, including Marvel and Star Wars properties, CEO Bob Iger tells shareholders. Disney has banned smoking in all of its forthcoming movies, unless characters being depicted were historically known for lighting up.
Seth Kelley | Variety (13 Mar 2015)
Walt Disney Studios chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that he will “absolutely prohibit” smoking in all Disney films, including those from Marvel Studios, with a PG-13 rating or below, unless it is historically pertinent.
Paul Bond | The Hollywood Reporter (13 Mar 2015)
Iger was called on to reiterate his pledge of not showing characters smoking on TV or in movies except where necessary for historical accuracy, though one shareholder asked him to go further by asking the MPAA to give an R-rating to movies that include smoking and to rally other studios to support such a measure.
Victoria McNally | MTV News (13 Mar 2015)
Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark has got some pretty bad habits...but one thing he’s never going to do is light up a cigarette, says Disney; they will “absolutely prohibit” the depiction of smoking in all Disney films with a PG-13 rating or under, including those made by Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm.
Sheryl Ubelacker | CTV (3 Feb 2015)
'This is one of the last forms of media where tobacco use can actually be shown to kids.'