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2011

Gov't cracks whip on use of tobacco products in media

| Indian Television (10 Dec 2011)
Movies … promoting tobacco have become even more important as other forms of tobacco promotion are constrained. Read more...

The largest film industry in the world has banned smoking In movies

Gus Lubin | Business Insider (21 Nov 2011)
India's film industry has adopted a strict stance against tobacco advertising. Read more...

Smoking is a drag at the box office

Roxanne Khamsi | Scientific American (10 Oct 2011)
Over the last decade, movies with smoking made less money. Read more...

Smokes in films fire up critics

James Odato | Albany Times Union (29 Aug 2011)
New York state tax money funds anti-smoking campaigns, movies that encourage young people to light up. Read more...

Films that 'encourage smoking' claim £338m in UK tax credits

Jamie Doward | The Guardian (27 Aug 2011)
Imperial College team says government is 'seriously undermining' anti-tobacco campaign. Read more...

UCSF: Films subsidized by state promote smoking

Victoria Colliver | San Francisco Chronicle (24 Aug 2011)
About 70 percent of all PG-13 movies subsidized under California's [tax credit] program depict smoking. Read more...

Cut it out

Ted Thornhill | Daily Mail (24 Aug 2011)
Smoking scenes in movies DO encourage youngsters to light up. Read more...

Onscreen smoking in youth movies sharply declines

David Beasley | Reuters (15 Jul 2011)
Drop largely attributed to policies by major film studios Time Warner, Disney and Comcast. Read more...

CDC: Movies reduce onscreen smoking

Althea Fung | National Journal (15 Jul 2011)
But states are inadvertently spending more on films depicting smoking than they are to prevent youth smoking. Read more...

CDC: Smoking in youth movies sharply declines

Jonathan Shorman | USA Today (15 Jul 2011)
Hollywood movies are far less likely to feature characters lighting up than just five years ago. Read more...