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2014

'Om Shanti Oshaana' stubs out onscreen smoking

| IBNlive (India) (19 Feb 2014)
A romantic movie...subtly drives home tobacco harms and makes a public commitment against onscreen smoking. Read more...

Is the tobacco lobby losing its grip?

Bill Hockenberry | The Takeaway (PRI) (6 Feb 2014)
Stan Glantz: Movies are the major place that kids get pro-tobacco media exposure. Read more...

Surgeon General to Hollywood: Kick the cigarette habit

Monte Morin | Los Angeles Times (27 Jan 2014)
Report: Too many youth-rated films contain harmful images of tobacco use. Read more...

Check up: Pa. subsidizes films with smoking

Janet Golden | The Philadelphia Inquirer (26 Jan 2014)
Seven states spend more subsidizing movies that promote smoking to kids than they spend to fight smoking. Read more...

Hollywood's smoky images send wrong message about lighting up

Nancy Brown | Huffington Post (25 Jan 2014)
National health groups: We call on Netflix and others in entertainment to minimize the mythology around smoking. Read more...

Blowing smoke in Africa: Big Tobacco and child smokers

Ravi Jaipaul | Think Africa Press (25 Jan 2014)
Tobacco companies advertise heavily in youth-friendly magazines, movies and social media in developing countries. Read more...

Give R rating to movies with smoking to cut teen smoking, researchers suggest

Katy Healey | Omaha World-Herald (21 Jan 2014)
Eliminating smoking in PG-13 movies would...lower adolescent smoking by as much as 20 percent. Read more...

Surgeon General: 'Sex and the City,' movies that glamorize lighting up...a factor in rise in smoking

Jake and Metzger Tapper Jessica | The Lead (CNN) (17 Jan 2014)
Report says that young people are being exposed to 14.9 billion tobacco impressions in youth-rated films. Read more...

Golden Globes' sexy portrayal of e-cigarettes makes lawmakers smolder

Aliah Git | CBS This Morning (16 Jan 2014)
Four US senators fired off angry letters to NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Read more...

Smoking in films: Light up, camera, action

Gerard Gilbert | The Independent (UK) (14 Jan 2014)
Smoking on screen is sexy again, but even fake cigarettes have side effects for the actors. Read more...