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hollywood still struggling to quit smoking in youth films

nearly half of the top-grossing, PG-13 films released in 2015 featured tobacco imagery, and independent studios are responsible for a greater share of smoking in youth-rated films, according to research from the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research a
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 7, 2016 17:53
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[California] VIDEO: Hollywood Not Honoring Anti-Smoking Pledge: Lawsuit

A group of New York Film Academy students in Burbank who spoke with NBC4 said they grew up watching movies and television, and said it often taught them that lighting up can look cool. “When I saw him smoke, I have the urge to smoke right now because it
NBC Los Angeles
added Apr 5, 2016 14:40
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[Asia, India] Birthday Special: Aamir Khan to quit smoking on his 51st birthday?

Well we hope Aamir kicks the butt on his 51st birthday because the actor is going to spend the day with his mother....We all love birthdays that bring us close to our family and with this we hope Aamir quits smoking and becomes Mr. Perfectionist in true
Bollywood Life (in)
added Mar 14, 2016 15:39
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California man alleges tobacco imagery in films should be rated R

The suit states the defendants created the MPAA to advise and warn parents and children regarding film content that the average U.S. parent would find inappropriate or unsuitable for children under 17. Since at least 2003, according to the suit, the MPAA
Legal NewsLine
added Mar 2, 2016 22:22
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[California] MPAA, Studios Slapped With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Smoking in Films

Forsyth claims that since “at least 2003” the MPAA and the studios “have known that exposure to tobacco imagery in films rated G, PG and PG-13, that is, youth-rated films which are accessible and frequently marketed to attract children and adolescents, is
added Feb 26, 2016 22:32
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October 5. 2006... As you and your colleagues know. based on previous correspondence and conversations, MPAA has assumed the lead role... To that end, we are collaborating with the renowned Harvard School of Public Health, whose experts are joining us in
Smokefree Movies (UCSF)
added Feb 25, 2016 21:44
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Exhibit 3 (PDF)

Dear Mr. Meyer : On several occasions sincethe summer of 2003, as many as forty-one State Attorneys General have called upon Universal Studios (Universal) and its trade association, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), to take a leadership
Smokefree Movies (UCSF)
added Feb 25, 2016 21:42
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[Vermont] EXHIBIT 4 (PDF)

June 2, 2009 Robert Iger, CEO THE DISNEY COMPANY... This Office and Attorneys General from numerous states have repeatedly called upon the motion picture indstry to take a leadership role in protecting the health and lives of our children by eliminati
Smokefree Movies (UCSF)
added Feb 25, 2016 21:38
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MPAA gives new Coen Bros. film Hail Cesar! a "smoking" label then rates it for kids (PG-13)

has been rated “PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking."...The MPAA began adding “smoking” descriptors – small-print labels – to its ratings of a small fraction of wide-release movies with tobacco imagery in 2007. Through 2014, 88 percent of top-gr
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:55
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Smoking out bad habits

. “Young people are more likely to [take up] smoking after exposure to onscreen smoking based on analysis of data,” said Robert Schwartz, executive director of the OTRU and associate professor at University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
The Varsity (University of Toronto) (ca)
added Sep 29, 2015 22:36
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