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[Asia, China] On-screen smoking scenes declining

Smoking scenes in Chinese movies and TV series have generally declined over the past decade, but not all producers are keen on extinguishing such on-screen depictions. Last year's figures were worse than in 2016... Actors and anti-smoking activists have
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 25, 2018 15:19
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[Thailand] Uttaradit runs anti-smoking campaign on social media

An anti-smoking campaign is underway in Uttaradit province to encourage community health leaders to use social media to publicize the dangers of cigarettes. According to Ms Waranya Chan-udom, President of the Uttaradit Mass Communication Club, a large n
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Jun 19, 2018 11:52
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Tobacco companies' websites to post court-ordered warnings

The so-called corrective statements on their websites, as well as the websites of their cigarette brands, will address five topics: smoking's health effects, the addictiveness of smoking and nicotine, the lack of any benefits from cigarettes labeled "low
CNBC
added Jun 19, 2018 11:48
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Tobacco in culture: The renormalization and glamorization of smoking

Over the past several years, we’ve experienced a pervasive re-emergence of smoking imagery that is glamorizing and renormalizing a deadly habit to millions of impressionable young people. Research shows that higher exposure to smoking in movies makes yout
You Tube
added Jun 19, 2018 02:48
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what can streaming services do about exposing youth to on-screen smoking?

Following “While You Were Streaming,” Truth Initiative convened public health experts, entertainment industry professionals and youth at its most recent Kenneth E. Warner Series to discuss the impact of tobacco imagery in culture. The panel explored why t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 19, 2018 02:42
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why is smoking still being glamorized in media and pop culture?

“We’ve really shut down all the avenues where tobacco companies can advertise...It’s just natural that with all the other channels getting shut down for them to market, this is one of the last bastions for them to reach consumers — to reach those replacem
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 14, 2018 09:39
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[UK] Smoker's cough? Love Island host Sophie Monk grasps her throat while puffing on a cigarette in Spain...

As smoke billowed from her mouth, Sophie momentarily grasped her throat - perhaps experiencing a nasty cough. She also appeared rather flushed, likely due to the sizzling European heat.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 12, 2018 02:24
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Sons of Anarchy actor Alan O'Neill dies at age 47 after years of battling drug and alcohol demons

TMZ. O'Neill, the outlet reported, had past battled drug and alcohol abuse, as well as heart problems, and was a cigarette smoker. Authorities did not suspect foul play in the actor's death, according to the outlet, and and results of an autopsy are pen
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 8, 2018 03:11
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VIDEO: New prescription for opioid crisis: Hard-hitting ads that 'nail' the desperation

three powerful TV commercials produced by the Truth Initiative that were unveiled Thursday on "Today" and aim to do to the deadly opioid epidemic what the group’s earlier ads did to the scourge of tobacco — scare people away from trying them in the first
NBC News
added Jun 7, 2018 23:03
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[UK] ITV confirms Love Island smoking ban for 2018

ITV have confirmed there’s going to be an on screen smoking ban this year, following complaints from viewers last series about the prolific cigarette use amongst the islanders.
Radio Times (uk)
added May 25, 2018 00:35
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