News | 2008

2008

Cigarettes in movies seen to cause teen smoking

Julie Steenhuysen | Reuters (21 Aug 2008)
Tobacco promotions and depictions of smoking in movies cause teenagers to start smoking. Read more...

Gov't report: Movies really do get teens to smoke

| AP (21 Aug 2008)
The report provides the ammunition to tobacco control advocates around the world. Read more...

Anti-smoking announcements for DVDs

Michael Cieply | The New York Times (12 Jul 2008)
New plan stops short of steps that have been requested by some anti-smoking groups. Read more...

DVDs to include ads on danger of smoking

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times (11 Jul 2008)
Under fire ... four Hollywood studios have agreed to include anti-smoking messages. Read more...

Some US DVDs to carry anti-smoking ads

Jill Sarjeant | Reuters (11 Jul 2008)
Health campaigners have battled with the movie industry for years to reduce smoking on screen. Read more...

Schwarzenegger: Films shouldn’t 'erase' smoking

| AP (11 Jul 2008)
Schwarzenegger is well known for his fondness for premium cigars. Read more...

Anti-smoking ads on youth-rated movies

Under the agreement, studios will begin using four anti-tobacco spots on DVDs. Read more...

Hollywood urges kids to spurn tobacco

| AP (11 Jul 2008)
PSAs will appear on movies rated G, PG and PG-13. Read more...

Antismoking PSAs to light up DVDs

Ted Johnson | Variety (10 Jul 2008)
Six studios agree to use discs to warn kids. Read more...

Tough action needed to protect children from the allure of smoking, say doctors

UK film ratings should take pro-smoking imagery into account. Read more...