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2014

Blockbuster 'Transformers' criticised for smoking shots in China

| China Daily (8 Jul 2014)
Chinese NGOs seek official action on top-grossing Viacom film. Read more...

China's movies are still clouded with cigarette smoke

Dexter Roberts | Businessweek (21 May 2014)
Survey finds "little progress" in implementing a 2011 order limiting smoking in films and TV programs. Read more...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

2013

Why ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ didn’t save Walt Disney from smoking

Megan Buerger | The Wall Street Journal (12 Dec 2013)
When the company returned her script with no changes, Ms. Marcel said she was speechless. Read more...

Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says

John Horn | Los Angeles Times (9 Dec 2013)
Violence is glamorized by pairing it with sex, alcohol and smoking in PG-13 and R-rated films. Read more...