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[UK] Love Island: stars’ on-screen smoking angers health charity

Amid growing concerns about the rise of smoking on screens and its influence on the young, the media regulator Ofcom has been asked by a leading health charity to investigate whether the show is in breach of strict codes governing lighting up on televisi
The Observer (uk)
added Jul 24, 2017 14:58
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the surprising thing almost all emmy-nominated dramas and comedies have in common

"we need to make sure we don’t backslide by giving youth the impression that smoking is the norm. Smoking imagery has no place in pop culture." Thirteen Emmy-nominated comedies and dramas from the 2016-17 television season—all nominees in those categorie
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jul 21, 2017 17:30
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Fans beg Sig Hansen to stop smoking after chest pains scare on Deadliest Catch

Fans have begged Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen to stop smoking, after this week’s episode showed him suffering chest pains a year after his heart attack. Sig had to be flown out by plane after having tests when he started complaining of pains on the l
Monsters and Critics
added Jul 20, 2017 16:25
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ARCHIVE: Billie Jean King Full Film

During her professional tennis career, King won 39 Grand Slam titles, helped form the Virginia Slims Series (pre-cursor to WTA Tour), founded the Women’s Sports Foundation and Women’s Sports magazine, and co-founded World TeamTennis (WTT).
PBS
added Jul 11, 2017 17:34
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[UK] SMOKE SCREEN Love Island’s smoking stars are encouraging the deadly habit, warn experts who want to ship e-cigarettes to the villa

British Lung Foundation has called on the show to take action...And the charity slammed the show's producers for "irresponsible broadcasting". They work with the vaping company, Totally Wicked, who have written a letter to ITV pleading they take action.
The Sun (uk)
added Jul 10, 2017 15:08
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[UK] Love Island has more complaints about SMOKING than sex: Almost half of the 50 grievances so far this series are about contestants lighting up

Viewers were more angered by Love Island’s portrayal of smoking - which received 24 complaints. But an ITV spokesperson defended showing contestants puffing on cigarettes, saying scenes where contestants are smoking are only included if they are ‘having
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 9, 2017 15:45
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smoke screens: is tobacco use in youth-rated movies still a problem?

These cultural norms are of particular concern because, while we have seen dramatic declines in the teen smoking rate, now at 6 percent, we have not seen the same rate of decline among young adults. Nearly all smokers—99 percent—begin using tobacco befor
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:09
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[UK] Love Island receives more Ofcom complaints about contestants SMOKING than having sex on camera

the frequent scenes of the Islanders smoking cigarettes have been the thing to rile viewers...Fans have been sharing their thoughts on Twitter about the contestants smoking on the programme, which is regularly pulling in around two million viewers per epi
The Mirror (uk)
added Jul 7, 2017 14:29
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A Nostalgia-Filled Chat About Battle of the Network Stars

JC: Also — and this will come up in other clips — the fact that Robert Conrad is smoking. There was so much smoking on the sidelines in Battle of the Network Stars, it’s a wonder anyone could finish their relays. It’s like watching the cast of Mad Men tr
Vulture (New York Magazine)
added Jun 29, 2017 09:08
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Harnessing Youth and Young Adult Culture: Improving the Reach and Engagement of the truth® Campaign

The findings demonstrate that premiering advertisements during a popular, culturally relevant televised event is associated with higher awareness of truth ads and increased social engagement related to the campaign, controlling for variables that might al
Journal of Health Communications
added Jun 29, 2017 04:23
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