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MD Samir Gupta | Globalnews.ca (16 Sep 2015)
We now know that protecting kids from the influence of smoking in movies today is a key to preventing them from becoming smokers tomorrow.
David Bly | Times Colonist (British Columbia) (12 Sep 2015)
Smoking portrayed on movie screens had considerable influence in persuading people to smoke. The message was overt and powerful — cool, sophisticated, tough, savvy people smoked.
To save 30,000 lives, restrict movies with smoking to those 18 or older, public health researchers say
Nicole Bodnar | Univ. of Toronto News (8 Sep 2015)
An Ontario 18A rating for all movies with smoking would avert more than 30,000 tobacco-related deaths and save more than half a billion dollars in healthcare costs, University of Toronto public health researchers say.
Shamontiel Vaughn | Orlando Sun Times (16 Jul 2015)
While the rule holds strong for films that Disney produces, the same rules do not apply to films that the company distributes.
Indiantelevision.com Team | Indiantelevision.com (20 Jun 2015)
'Tobacco in youth-rated movies is an unnecessary liability. This crisis in an opportunity for the company to demonstrate its leadership and its commitment to health.'
In a first, shareholders vote on tobacco depictions in movies with As You Sow/Trinity Health proposal at Time Warner
| As You Sow (19 Jun 2015)
For the first time, shareholders will be informed that the company's products are putting millions of children at risk.
The Editors | The Hindu (26 May 2015)
The warning scroll is an effective way of communicating the dangers of smoking.
| The Hindu (21 May 2015)
Responding to Bollywood's objections to health warnings, an anti-cancer leader proposes an outright ban on smoking scenes in movies.
Chandra Johnson | Deseret News (Utah) (19 May 2015)
It has taken medical professionals longer to talk about the influence of alcohol in the movies partially because there’s much less research behind it than smoking depictions.