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[UK] Australian opera company drops Carmen over smoking scenes

Decision by West Australia Opera has left fans fuming, while PM Tony Abbott calls it ‘political correctness gone crazy’
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 10, 2014 11:06
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[Australia] Where There’s Smoke, There’s No Opera

The Healthway chairwoman, Rosanna Capolingua, said her board was “quite surprised” by the opera general manager Carolyn Chard’s offer of a “Carmen” ban. “They brought that to us,” Ms. Capolingua said, “and we said: ‘fine.’ It was their choice and their d
New York Times Blogs
added Oct 9, 2014 13:57
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[Australia] WA Opera butts out Carmen over smoking themes after securing Healthway sponsorship

The West Australian Opera has announced it will not program the opera Carmen in the next two years, after it secured $400,000 in sponsorship from Healthway, because the story features smoking.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 8, 2014 02:42
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The Museum as a platform for tobacco promotion in China

China Tobacco Museum in Shanghai is the largest in China, consisting of seven pavilions of tobacco-related exhibits. A focus group and previous survey data revealed that the museum conveys messages that make tobacco use appealing. Of the pavilions, three
Tobacco Control
added Oct 1, 2014 05:45
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Fox News Upset Popeye Isn’t Smoking, Thor Is A Woman, And Wonder Woman Is Wearing Pants 9

What has got Fox & Friends all in a tizzy?... Sony Animation officially released some test footage for an upcoming Popeye movie. It’s not completed footage, but one thing that Fox News immediately noticed was that Popeye was missing his pipe and tattoos.
Comicbook.com
added Sep 21, 2014 22:57
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[Switzerland, UK] Who funds the arts and why we should care ($$)

I could find no one at Art Basel prepared to answer a question about why it felt it acceptable to take tobacco sponsorship. Instead, Art Basel issued a statement that simply applauded Davidoff as a “dedicated supporter of art”
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:07
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[Asia, UK] VIDEO: Smoking pipe house built in China

A bizarre building in the shape of a smoking pipe has appeared in Fujian Province, China. At 22m high and 68m wide, it is thought to be the largest pipe-shaped building in the world. The unusual construction was put up memory of local writer Lin Yutang w
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 11, 2014 12:08
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[UK-Scotland] Jac Vapour to kick start six month experiential campaign

E-cigarette brand JAC Vapour has kick started a new experiential campaign by unveiling a pop up “vape space” in Edinburgh. The sponsorship-led initiative will form part of a new six-month campaign, The JAC Vapour Exchange, which will encourage smokers to
Stand Out (uk)
added Aug 8, 2014 16:03
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[UK] BRADBURY: Cut the huff and puff over Julia Donaldson's smoking scarecrows

Children's picture books should show life in all its messy, complicated oddness - including those of us who smoke
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 6, 2014 01:02
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[California] New Constantine Image Shows Him Smoking...Kind Of

NBC ... pilot, which was screened at Comic Con International: San Diego last weekend, depicted him stamping out a cigarette in the opening moments of a scene, but not actually enjoying one....just days after series star Matt Ryan was booted from his Comic
Comicbook.com
added Aug 3, 2014 15:40
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