The Washington Post, 11 May 2016
The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Apr 2016
Truth Initiative, 7 Apr 2016

Let's keep tobacco companies and the greedheads who take their money from bombarding kids with the message that smoking is what cool people do.
— Film critic David Edelstein (2010)
Hollywood started me smoking, literally putting a cigarette in my hand. Who knows how many moviegoers have started smoking because of what they have seen on the screen?
— Actor Kirk Douglas (2005)
As a truly toxic and addictive product, tobacco has no place in films that are marketed to youth.
— U.N. World Health Organization (2011)
Each time the [film] industry releases another movie that depicts smoking, it does so with the full knowledge of the harm it will bring to children who watch it.
— State Attorneys General (2012)
Movies with depictions of any tobacco product use should be given a minimum of an R rating.
— American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)