News | 2016

2016

Film biz needs to get the message on smoking

The Editors | Vancouver (BC) Sun (3 Mar 2016)
Indeed, the World Health Organization in early February stated that onscreen smoking prompts more than a third of young people who smoke to do so. Read more...

Tobacco opponent takes on movie industry

John Chown | Courthouse News Service (29 Feb 2016)
Saying 1 million young lives are at stake, a Bay Area activist filed a class action against six major movie studios and the Motion Picture Association of America to try to stop children from being exposed to tobacco products in movies. Read more...

Father targets film studios over smoking scenes in movies

Steven Trader | Law360 (26 Feb 2016)
A father hit the Motion Picture Association of America and six of Hollywood's largest film studios with a proposed class action over including smoking scenes in movies rated suitable for children. Read more...

MPAA, studios slapped with class-action lawsuit over smoking in films

Tim Kenneally | The Wrap (26 Feb 2016)
Complaint claims that instances of smoking in youth-related films, with certain exceptions, are negligent. Read more...

'Eddie the Eagle' soars, but Hugh Jackman's cigarette smoking stinks

Jeff Sneider | The Wrap (26 Feb 2016)
The period film is rated PG-13, and one of the reasons for that is his character’s insistence on lighting up. Read more...

No vaping, Leo: Oscars ban smoking of any kind

Jennifer Newton | Daily Mail (3 Feb 2016)
The Dolby Theatre will have a strict no smoking policy on Oscars night. This also applies to e-cigarettes and vaping will be banned from venue. Comes after Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted vaping at the SAG awards. The pictures prompted a backlash from the American Lung Association. Read more...

Restrict smoking in films, says World Health Organization

Jane Kirby | Irish Examiner (2 Feb 2016)
Adult rating would protect children from glamourisation of act. Read more...

Films portraying smoking should get adult rating, says WHO

Haroon Siddique | The Guardian (1 Feb 2016)
Cigarette companies are turning to film industry to recruit next generation of smokers, warns World Health Organization. Read more...

Films in which people smoke should be given adult rating, says WHO

Ian Johnson | The Independent (UK) (1 Feb 2016)
Big Tobacco increasingly using films to market cigarettes to children, WHO warns. Read more...

Movies featuring smoking should be given adult ratings: WHO

Lucy Westcott | Newsweek (1 Feb 2016)
Films that include smoking should receive higher age ratings and lose public subsidies, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more...