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Documentary "A Billion Lives" Targets FDA Regulations on Vaping

Is the government wrong to regulate electronic cigarettes? That's one of the ideas presented in the documentary film "A Billion Lives," which puts forth the idea that vaping and e-cigarettes would help smokers quit, and it's a mistake to limit access to
thestreet.com
added Oct 31, 2016 17:02
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[Russia] Fines for anti-tobacco law violations amount to $1.5 million in 2016

In total 9,500 persons were fined. Since November 2013, about 40,000 violators have subjected to administrative liability including 4,200 companies...The antismoking law, which bans smoking in public, in particular in government buildings, healthcare and
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Oct 31, 2016 15:46
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[New York] Letter: Smoking is real Halloween horror story

Freeform is once again airing their Halloween special “13 Nights of Halloween...Six movies of the special’s lineup contain depiction of tobacco use, mostly characters smoking. These movies are rated PG or PG-13, and all together air 35 times within 13 n
Wellsville (NY) Reporter
added Oct 31, 2016 01:54
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[California] Judge Wary of Lawsuit Over Smoking in Movies

At a hearing Thursday, attorneys for the film industry argued that ratings assigned to films are expressions of protected free speech...Judge Richard Seeborg appeared unconvinced that giving a PG or PG-13 rating to films with smoking rose to the level of
Courthouse News
added Oct 29, 2016 16:01
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'Leviathan' Director Says Russian Censorship Is "Rampant"

"Plainly speaking, if the government believes that smoking is harmful for people's health, it has the right to say that no one should smoke in a movie it is funding," Peskov was quoted as saying by news agency RIA Novosti.
Hollywood Reporter
added Oct 28, 2016 17:06
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Review: ‘A Billion Lives’ Claims There’s a Conspiracy Against Vaping

is the kind of documentary that seeks to get you all worked up about an injustice but leaves you feeling as if there were nothing you could do about it. It’s also the kind of documentary that asks you to accept one set of experts’ version of things and re
New York Times
added Oct 28, 2016 12:44
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The Movie "A Billion Lives" Has Sparked a National Movement Highlighting Corruption and the Billion Deaths Possible From Smoking Related Illness

Thousands of vapers joined hands to bring awareness to the award-winning documentary "A Billion Lives," which sparked this movement. Hands for a Billion Lives was joined by Matt Bradley of 'The Deadliest Catch' and actor Eric Roberts who said, "As a smok
PR Newswire
added Oct 26, 2016 14:15
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[UK, California] CLARK: No excuse

The pro-vaping documentary finally makes its UK cinema debut next week. Ignore the cancellation of screenings in Manchester and Preston. In Scotland the Glasgow Braehead screening is going ahead on Wednesday (October 26) with 77/100 tickets sold.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Oct 21, 2016 21:38
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My chain-smoking Pope is only meant to start a debate, says Jude Law

“I’m sure someone somewhere is going to be offended by it but that’s what storytelling is about, opening discussion, openly, freely and diplomatically… I’m all for that.” The 43-year-old said the series “is not The West Wing in the Vatican”.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Oct 18, 2016 19:01
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[Pennsylvania] Parents, researchers fight to stamp out smoking on the big screen

But there's disagreement on how far to take the fight to stamp out smoking on the big screen... Romer says smoking in films has shaped behavior and what society considers normal and proper, but it works the other way too, society's changing attitudes sha
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Oct 14, 2016 18:27
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