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2012

On-screen smoking may turn teens on to cigarettes

Genevra Pittman | Reuters (9 Jul 2012)
If smoking automatically earned an R rating, the number of youngsters who try cigarettes would drop by 18%. Read more...

Smoke still clouding up movies and TV

| China Daily (28 Jun 2012)
Among 40 movies produced in China last year, 28 had smoking scenes. Read more...

Tobacco-free movies in Manila Int'l Film Festival?

| ABS-CBN (22 Mar 2012)
It is about time to consider such films as indirect tobacco advertising and promotion vehicles. Read more...

Watching movie stars light up may spur kids to smoke

Robert Preidt | HealthDay (14 Mar 2012)
Kids who saw more tobacco use on film from ages 9 to 14 tended to become regular smokers. Read more...

At Vanity Fair’s Oscar party, everyone is someone

Melena Ryzik | The New York Times (28 Feb 2012)
Cigarette and candy girls in cream mini-dresses designed by L'Wren Scott roaming a tented area. Read more...

Azad takes on-screen smoking row to Khurshid

Jyoti. Arjana | The Pioneer (27 Feb 2012)
India's health minister defends regulations that add on-screen warnings to movies with smoking. Read more...

Hollywood hooks young on smoking

Nick Lypaczewski | St. Thomas Times-Journal (26 Feb 2012)
Public health agency calls on Ontario Film Review Board to rate smoking movies 18A. Read more...

Viggo Mortensen

Lucy Kellaway | Financial Times (10 Feb 2012)
I note with approval slight nicotine stains on his teeth, a courageous act of defiance for an American film star. Read more...

Smoking: Marilyn star Michelle Williams likes it not

Katie Nicholl | Daily Mail (30 Jan 2012)
Michelle smoked as little as she could even though Marilyn smoked 'a lot.' Read more...

'Agneepath' first film to run anti-smoking scroll

Himanshi Dhawan | The Times of India (28 Jan 2012)
Films with smoking scenes ... will now have to face cuts or run a statutory warning. Read more...