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Surgeon general to Hollywood: Kick the cigarette habit, by Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times. January 17, 2014.
Surgeon general: 'Sex and the City,' movies that glamorize lighting up play a factor in rise in smoking, CNN, January 17, 2014.
Sam to Start Tracking Tobacco Use in Movies Aimed
at Kids, by Shari Roan, TakePart.com. November
in movies is up, study finds, by Ben Fritz, Los
Angeles Times, September 27, 2012. Preventing
youth smoking (discussion of 2012 Surgeon General
Report), radio interview with Stanton Glantz and Pamela
Forum, March 9, 2012.
is a drag at the box office, by Roxanne Khamsi,
Scientific American, October 10, 2011. Smokes
in films fire up critics: State tax money funds anti-smoking
campaigns, movies that encourage young people to light
by James Odato,
Albany Times Union, August
that 'encourage smoking' claim £338m in UK tax credits:
Imperial College team says government is 'seriously
undermining' anti-tobacco campaign, by Jamie Doward,
The Guardian, August 27, 2011. UCSF:
Films subsidized by state promote smoking ,
by Victoria Colliver,
San Francisco Chronicle,
August 24, 2011.
it out: Smoking scenes in movies DO encourage youngsters
to light up, by Ted Thornhill, Daily Mail,
humans fight back" (film review), by David
Edelstein, New York Magazine, July 29, 2011.
industry hasn't stopped smoking, but it has cut back
a lot, by Patrick Wall, Christian Science
Monitor, July 15, 2011.
Movies Reduce Onscreen Smoking by Althea Fung,
National Journal, July 15, 2011.
smoking in youth movies sharply declines, by David
Beasley, Reuters, July 15, 2011.
companies snuff on-screen smoking, by Mike Stobbe,
Associated Press (as published in Washington
Post), July 15, 2011.
in Ontario, Canada, want kid-rated films smokefree
(poll). Ipsos Reid. May 31, 2011 Smokey
"Rango" leaves bad taste (editorial)
USA Today, March 17, 2011. Rango's
smoke draws fire ,
Toronto Sun, March 11, 2011.
did you see that new movie Rango yet?" (editorial
cartoon), by Gary Markstein, Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, March 8, 2011.
Smokes the Box Office — And For Some, That’s a Problem
, by Katherine Hobson, Wall Street Journal
(blog), March 7, 2011.
'Rango' has anti-smoking advocates fuming, by
Rita Rubin, USA Today, March 7, 2011.
get red ink with that popcorn, by Dan Morain,
Sacrameto Bee, December 12, 2010.
show any butts in PG-13 (editorial), by Boston
Globe, August 28, 2010. Fighting
against smoking in the movies: Activist pushes campaign
to stop Hollywo
showcasing deadly habit, by Claudia Kalb, Newsweek,
August 20, 2010.
still too common in movies, CDC says, Reuters,
August 19, 2010.
forward" in limiting smoking scenes in films,
by Michael Cieply, New York Times, August
movies show less smoking, tobacco use ,
Associated Press, August 19, 2010.
up on movies that contain smoking (editorial),
Sanford (North Carolina) Herald, February
gets a Hackademy Award despite not smoking at the
box office, by Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles
Times, February 27, 2010. Where
there's smoke, there's ire ,
by Scott James,
New York Times, February
of the cinema is leading young people to smoke
by Crystal Bruce, Sarasota Herlad Tribune,
February 4, 2010. Movies:
Where There's Smoking, there's Ire ,
by David Edelstein,
CBS Sunday Morning, January
article is not yet rated, by A.O. Scott, New
York Times, January 24, 2010.
in Movies: How Does It Affect the Young? (letters
to editor), New York Times, January 16, 2010.
money, more problems: 'Avatar' success fuels critics,
The Economic Times (India), January 14, 2010.
in the Movies (radio debate with Stanton Glantz and
Q on CBC Radio One, January
13, 2010. ( MP3
Libertarian Smokescreen, by David Edelstein (The
Projectionist), New York Magazine(blog),
January 8, 2010. Avatars
New York Times, January 8,
Screens, by Richard Brody, New Yorker Magazine
(blog), January 7, 2010.
in Smoke: Give Movies With Tobacco an Automatic "R,"
by David Edelstein (The Projectionist), New York
Magazine, January 10, 2010.
Hot Topic: Lighting Up in ‘Avatar’
New York Times, January 4, 2010
Joins Holiday Movies That Fail an Antismoking Test,
by Michael Cieply, New York Times, January
3, 2010 Progress
in Stamping Out Smoking Has Stalled ,
Health Day News, November 12, 2009.
Says State Film Subsidies Underwrite Tobacco-Friendly
Movies, by Brooks Barnes, New York Times, November
in "Land of the Lost" Brings Reprimand to
a Studio, by Brooks Barnes, New York Times,
October 18, 2009.
sports can't compete with films to keep kids from
smoking, Forbes, July 6, 2009.
comment, by The Editors, America Magazine,
June 22, 2009.
film producers dismiss calls to give 18 ratings to
films showing smoking, by Laura Davis, Liverpool
Daily Post, June 18, 2009.
in popular films are target of health groups,
by Brookes Barnes, The New York Times, May
Mateo County supervisors back restrictions on showing
smoking in movies, by Shaun Bishop, Contra
Costa Times, April 2, 2009.
protest smoking in youth films, by Katie Gibas,
News 10 Now, Central New York, March 28,
with smoking need R rating, protesters say, by
Francesca Jarosz, Indy Star, March 26, 2009.
campaign must focus on film studios, not stars: US
expert, by Kounteya Sinha, The Times of India,
March 18, 2009. State
Health Commissioner speaks out after Oscars to end
smoking in youth-rated movies: New data supports smoke
free movies for kids ,
New York Department of Health, February 23, 2009 (press
targets ‘Hackademy Awards’ in trademark
Breathe California (press release), February 18, 2009
in the movies ,
APHA Newsletter (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
Section), Winter 2009.
out, by Joan Cincotta, Post-Standard, December
smoke wafts into children's movies, by Scott Bowles,
USA Today, November 5, 2008.
reasons to wish the MPAA ratings system an unhappy
40th birthday, by Defamer.com, October 31, 2008.
tobacco has plenty of history with Hollywood,
by Reg Wydeven, Post-Crescent, October 11,
giants paid millions to stars in Hollywood's 'Golden
Age', by AFP, September 25, 2008.
Hollywood's golden age paid to smoke, UPI,
September 25, 2008
Smoking in movies rooted in studio-era deals, by
Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times, September
Profit motivated cigarette placement in movies,
by Karla Gayle, Reuters, September 25, 2008
Stars: Inhalieren wie Bogart, Der Spiegel,
September 25, 2008
report lifts smokescreen off Hollywood's golden era ,
by Dan Glaister, The Guardian, September
in movies seen to cause teen smoking, by Julie
Steenhuysen, Reuters, August 21, 2008.
Report: Movies really do get teens to smoke largest
study to date details influence on teens of smoking
in movies and TV, Associated Press, August
July 12, 2008 Schwarzenegger:
Warn kids about dangers but Hollywood shouldn't snuff
out smoking in films, by Associated Press
announcements for DVDs, by Michael Cieply, New
York Times, July 12, 2008
Schwarzenegger joins entertainment industry foundation
and major Hollywood studios to deliver anti-smoking
ads on youth-rated films ( press
of press conference), Business Wire,
July 11, 2008
studios add anti-smoking PSAs to DVDs, KTLA.com,
July 11, 2008
to include ads on danger of smoking, by Patrick
McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2008
industry foundation unites major studios and State
of California for historic anti-smoking campaign,
(press release), Entertainment Industry Foundation,
July 11, 2008
urges kids to spurn tobacco, Associated Press,
July 11, 2008
movies to include anti-smoking PSAs to protect children's
health, (press release), American Legacy Foundation,
July 11, 2008
US DVDs to carry anti-smoking ads, by Jill Serjeant,
Reuters, July 11, 2008
PSAs to light up DVDs: Five studios agree to use discs
to warn kids, by Ted Johnson, Variety,
July 10, 2008
action needed to protect children from the allure
of smoking, say doctors, (press release), British
Medical Association, July 6,2008
battle against teen smoking stalls: CDC, by Maggie
Fox, Reuters, June 26, 2008
Stogies, by Joe Queenan, Wall Street Journal,
June 21, 2008; Page A9
York State Department of Health urges Hollywood to
take immediate action to rid movies our children see
of smoking: One-year anniversary highlights movie
studios' indifference to children's health (press
release), New York State Department of Health, June
group furious at cigars in Hulk movie, by Brooks
Barnes, New York Times, June 16, 2008 .
advocates warn of encroaching 'Hulk' "Nemesis
'Emphysema,' by Defamer.com, June 11, 2008.
alliance warns parents about smoking in "The Incredible
Hulk," other summer blockbusters
(press release), American Medical Association Alliance,
June 11, 2008.
Put down that cigarette, by C. Ackerman and V.
Vasquez, Muskegon Chronicle, December 4,
Movie smoking, CBS News, October 10,
links on-screen smoking and actual smoking in young
adults, by Brian Willett, Associate Content,
October 4, 2007.
hollywood studios say ‘No Smoking’, , October
in the movies, CBS Early Show, September
get in their eyes, NPR On the Media,
August 12, 2007.
free movies status report, August 9, 2007.
Admit One: Even Movies that are Rated G or PG can
be Risky for Kids, by Diante Debrovner, Parents
Magazine, August 2007
kicks a noxious habit, Editorial, Christian
Science Monitor, August 1, 2007
Walt Disney to
snuff smoking in some films ,
by Andy Fixmer, Washington Post, July 27,
promises to snuff out smoking in its movies, , July 26, 2007
to pressure, Disney bans smoking in its branded movies,
Brooks Barnes, New York Times, July 26, 2007
kicking the habit, by Josh Grossberg, E!,
July 26, 2007
campaign underway, by William Triplett, Variety,
June 22, 2007
smoking warning doesn't go far enough, critics say,
by Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, May
ads adult smoking to ratings system, by John Eggerton,
Broadcasting & Cable, May 10, 2007
picture for MPAA smoking scrutiny, by Scott Bowles,
USA Today, May 10, 2007
smoke alarm, by Jeffery Kluger, Time,
April 12, 2007
Piece: Harvard tells Hollywood to ban cigarettes from
kids' movies, by Kim Masters, Slate.com, April
studies bolster claims on movie smoking: Children
and young teens have been shown to be vulnerable to
on-screen tobacco use, by Susan J. Landers, American
Medial News, March 5, 2007
Under Fire ,
by John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable, February 26,
urged to beware of tobacco's role in movies, by
Marjorie Hernandez, Ventura County Star, February
cancer cool: Tobacco and Hollywood, by Ralph Nader,
Counterpunch, February 21, 2007 Children
more likely to smoke if they see it in the movies,
MSU survey says, by Kathy Hanrahan,
Press, February 14, 2007
and other vices in the movies, NPR Morning
Edition, February 13, 2007
Most think film smoking sways kids, by Brooks
Boliek, Hollywood Reporter , February 13,
wants R-rating for smoking, by Owen Praskievicz,
UPI, February 13, 2007
Screen Smoking for Adults Only?, by Jeff Tyler,
Marketplace, February 12, 2007
Pushes for R Ratings on Movies Depicting Smoking,
WNDU, South Bend, Indiana, February 12, 2007
Hollywood's Smoking Gun, by Kathy Iverson, Minnesota
Sun, January 17, 2007
in Film, by Judy Hsu, WLS, Chicago, January
lawmaker advises against smoking scenes in movies,
teleplays, Shangai Daily, January 1,
blowing smoke? by William Triplett and Gabriel Snyder,
Daily Variety, November 17, 2006
that Blow Smoke, by Margot Roosevelt, Time.com,
December 5, 2006
Hollywood Not Yet Kicking Butts:Smoking Scenes are
Shown in Many Movies Made for Kids, by Susan Levine,
Washington Post, November 29, 2006
Philip Morris: Don't Film Our BrandsTeens, by
Larry O'Dell, Associated Press, November
Strategizing to Help Peers "Kick Ash", KPBS,
November 3, 2006
smoking influences teens to light up, by Gayle
White, Cox News Service (in Detroit News),
November 2, 2006
Co. agrees to place anti-smoking ads on its DVDs,
by Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times, October
moguls agree anti-smoking message with US states,
Agence France-Presse, October 24, 2006
Shown in Movies Influences Children, by Bobby
Ramakant, Seoul [Korea] Times, October 16,
film smoking and aid teens, expert advises, by
Gayle White, Atlanta Journal Constitution,
October 12, 2006
screen lures kids to cigarettes, study says Studies
show kids who are highly exposed to smoking on the
screen are nearly three times more likely to start,
a physician says. Smoking on the screen is back up
to 1950s levels, too, by Sheila Hagar, [Walla
Walla Washington] Union-Bulletin, October 11,
blows smoke at audience on tobacco-on-film study,
by Ken Shepherd , Business & Media Institute,
October 10, 2006
Smoking' for the Silver Screen, ABC Good Morning
America, October 10, 2006
Tobacco-laced movies big threat, United Press
International, October 10, 2006
Rating Urged for Smoking in Movies: New Push to Fight
Movie Industry's Sway over Teen Smoking, by Daniel
DeNoon, WebMD Medical News, October 9, 2006
activists target TIFF [Toronto International Film
Festival], Hollywood, CTV.ca, September 8, 2006
as an unwelcome Hollywood star, by Meghan O'Connell,
UPI, July 21, 2006
Tobacco, Stealth Marketing is the Norm, by Julie
Bosman, New York Times, March 10, 2006
kick 'butt'!, by Sheree Gomes-Gupta, After
hrs (India), March 8, 2006
up the screen: Group fights increase in big screen
smoking, by Gary White, Lakeland Ledger (Florida),
March 3, 2006
Ads Urged for DVDs, by William Wan, Washington
Post, December 1, 2005
smoking: Despite '98 tobacco settlement, there is
too much smoking in kids' movies, Editorial, Newsday,
November 26, 2005
A link between teen smoking and movies?, by Randy
Dotinga, Christian Science Monitor, November
For kids’ sake, studios asked to lighten up on lighting
up, by Phil Villarreal, <
Arizona Daily Star,
November 21, 2005
general light a fire under movie industry to add tobacco
warning to DVDs, by Valerie Kuklenski and Brent
Hopkins, Los Angeles Daily News , November
Asked for Smoking Warnings on DVDs, by Sandy Cohen
(AP), Washington Post, November 17, 2005
officials seek anti-smoking message on DVDs, Reuters,
November 17, 2005
kick biz in the butts: Anti-smoking ads urged,
by Brian Lowry, Variety , November 17, 2005
ads in DVDs, videos urged, by John Ravelo, Saipan
Tribune (NJ), November 16, 2005
Groups Push to Curb Cigarettes in Movies, by , Mike
Beirne BrandWeek, November
links movies and smoking in young people, by , Bob
Kinzel Vermont Public Radio ,
November 9, 2005
Smoking in Movies Linked to Teen Tobacco Use,
by Randy Dotinga, Health Day, November 7,
Kids and Smoking, WHDH-TV (Boston), November 7,
Movies inspire children to smoke, by Liz Szabo,
USA Today, November 6, 2005
Health & Fitness: Anti-smoking effort aims
to stop 'glamorous' smoking on Hollywood's big screen,
by Katie Bearman, The Almanac, September
Where There's Smoke, There's a Star, by Mireya
Navarro, The New York Times, September 18,
Attack of the Nannies, by John Leo,
USNews.com, August 29, 2005
A new look at smoking, and smokers, in film, by
Kevin W. McCullough, latimes.com, August
Packard Children's Hospital sends Hollywood a smoking
message, by Don Kazak, Palo Alto Online News,
July 20, 2005
Up In Smoke, From Bogie to Bardot, cigarettes symbolize
sex, sin and now shame, by John McMurtrie,
San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2005
Activists Urge Hollywood to Cut Back on Smoking in
Movies, by Mike O'Sullivan, Voice of America,
March 1, 2005
Anti-smoking campaign will chide Hollywood on Oscar
night, Mercury News, February 23, 2005
Health officials protest against Hollywood lighting
up on screen, TurkishPress.com, February
Rate smoking movies "R", TrumpOnAir.com,
February 14, 2005
Smoke screen, by Smita Deschmukh, The Times
of India, February 11, 2005
Stars under fire!, Moviebuzz, January
Group Hot Under The Collar, by Maeghan Killeen,
Wisconsin State Journal, January 16, 2005
Minister Knocks down S-rated movie proposal,
New Zealand Limited, December 10, 2004
S-rated movies: no smoking thank you, by Martin
Johnston, New Zealand Herald, December 10,
Hollywood and Politics, by Jonathan Polansky,
The Atlantic Monthly, November, 2004, p.
Ontario told to restrict films with smoking, by
James Cowan, National Post, October 30, 2004
State nuns push Disney on smoking in movies geared
toward children, by Rick Romell, Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel, September 30, 2004
Smoke gets in your eyes: Depiction of tobacco use
in movies is increasing, The Register-Guard,
August 30, 2004
Editorial Viewer Response: Santa Cruz's R-rating Plan,
The KSBW Channel, August 6, 2004
Smouldering on Screen, by Hannah McGill, The
Herald, July 26, 2004
Smoking in films may be target of S.C. City Council,
by Dan White, Santa Cruz Sentinel Online Edition,
July 24, 2004
Movies influence teen smoking: Study, by Jordan
Heath-Rawlings, Toronto Star, July 9, 2004
R-Rated Movies Tied to Teen Smoking, by Randy
Dotinga, HealthDayNews, July 6, 2004
Pictures of Puffing Stars Encourages Teen Smoking,
by Alison McCook, Reuters Health, June 29,
X-cert smoking films, by Sun Online Reporter,
Online Sun, June 21, 2004
Smoke screen: Teens fight smoking, by Ryan Malashock,
The Capital-Journal, June 19, 2004
High School Smoking Rate Drops, CDC Says, by Daniel
Yee, Associated Press Writer, June 18, 2004
Tobacco Makers Want Cigarettes Cut From Films,
by Vanessa O'Connell, Wall Street Journal,
June 14, 2004
Group: Cigarettes Should Trigger R Rating, by
Neda Ulaby, National Public Radio, May 23,
Senate Committee Urges Movie Industry Ban On-Screen
Smoking, by Erinn R. Johnson, May 17, 2004
Smoking on the Silver Screen, by Leslie Jones
McCloud, Boca Raton News, May 15, 2004
Caffine and Nicotine, by Jennifer Barrett, Newsweek,
May 13, 2004
US Lawmakers Warn Hollywood to Reduce Smoking,
by David McAlary, Voice of America News,
May 13, 2004
Hollywood Rejects Smoking Rating, BBC News,
May 12, 2004
Lobbyist Defends Smoking in Movies, by Erica Werner,
Associated Press Writer, May 12, 2004
Valenti rejects efforts to alter ratings system ,
by Susan Crabtree, May 11, 2004
Hollywood rebuffs R rating for films with smoking
, by Peter Kaplan, Reuters, May 11, 2004
Lawmakers Urge Smoking-Related Film Rating , by
Todd Zwillich, WebMD Medical News, May 11,
US Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Smoking in
the Movies, May 11, 2004.
UCSF study ignites drive to stop smoking in kids'
movies, by Christopher Heredia, San Francisco
Chronicle, April 2, 2004.
Smoking as bad as a bare breast , by Mindelle
Jacobs, The Edmonton Sun, March 24, 2004.
Stanford pediatric residents warn that cinematic cigarettes
endanger kids, by Christopher Heredia, San
Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 2004.
Anti-smoking researcher calls on R-rating for movie
smoking, by Anthony Breznican, Associated
Press, March 10, 2004.
Hollywood targeted for casting cigarettes in starring
roles, by Agence France Press, March
Stars Light Up, by Chris Hastings, The Age
(Australia), March 9, 2004.
Cigarettes in Flims: Residents at the children's hospital
take on Hollywood, Stanford Magazine,
as Movie Stars Light Up, by Michelle Pountney,
(Australia) Herald Sun, March 5, 2004.
Screen, by Chris Woolston, Consumer Health
Interactive, February 24, 2004.
'smoking chic' lights up screens again, by Maxine
Frith, Belfast Telegraph, February 21, 2004.
Out Teen Smoking, by Ed Fletcher, Sacramento
Bee, February 20, 2004.
association names 'Hackademy' awards, by United
Press International , February 19, 2004.
smoking hooks teens, experts say, by Susan Batchelor,
National Catholic Reporter, February 6, 2004.
David takes on movie Goliath, by Editorial, National
Catholic Reporter, February 6, 2004.
"R" rating on films with smoking: Lung Association
, by CBC News, January 21, 2004.
Activists Intent on Keeping Kids from Movies with
Smoking , by Garret Condon, Hartford (CT) Courant,
January 17, 2004.
want R rating for movies featuring smokers , by
CBC News, January 12, 2004.
Hollywood a Non-Smoking Area, by Editorial, San
Jose Mercury News, December 22, 2003.
general push Hollywood to cut down on smoking in movies
, by Brian Witte, Associated Press, December
an R Rating on Smoking in Movies, by Scott Horsely,
NPR All Things Considered, December 5, 2003.
smoking's glamour, by Rachel Metz, Palo Alto
Weekly, December 5, 2003.
General Goes after Smoking in Movies, by Nancy
Remsen, Burlington Free Press, November 29,
Teaching Teens — Time to Quit Part III,,
by Dr. Kim Mulvihill, KSL TV, Tampa, FL, November
Smoke Screen, by Michael Heaton, Cleveland
Plain Dealer, November 20, 2003.
Chief: Movies May Be Online by '05,, by Associated
Press, November 19, 2003. Students
Team Up with County for Message Against Tobacco Use ,
by Laura Tode, (Helena Montana)
November 19, 2003.
Nelson fights for tobacco prevention, by Diane
Hirth, Tallahassee Democrat, November, 15,
Still Lighting Up, by Ceci Connolly, Washington
Post, November 14, 2003.
in Movies Hook Kids to Smoke ,
by Jan Wahl, KRON Television, San Framcisco, CA, November
Tobacco Use (letter), by Mark Bisgeier, Variety,
September 9, 2003.
Out, by Editorial, Variety, September 2,
Bad? Yes -- The Flicks Made Me Do It, by Nick
Gillespie (Reason Foundation opinion editorial), Los
Angeles Times, September 3, 2003. ( Explore
the Foundation's ties to Big Tobacco.)
Those Smoke Filled Plots, by Editorial, Toledo
Blade, September 1, 2003.
Attorneys General Call on MPAA to Reduce Smoking in
Movies, by Tim Malloy, Associated Press,
August 26, 2003. (Read the Attorneys
Rate Films with Smoking "R" for Their Influence
on Kids, by Gilbert Ross, USA Today,
August 19, 2003.
Movie Idols Send Strong Smoke Signals to Teens,
by Suzanne Batchelor, Womens' eNews, June
Smoking on Film, by Editorial, San Francisco
Chronicle, June 18, 2003. Bulletin:
If Your Child Smokes, You Can Just Blame the Movies ,
by David Hawpe, Louisville
July 13, 2003 New
Reports Expose How Hollywood and the Tobacco Industry
Can Get Kids Hooked on Smoking ,
MediaWise eNews, June 11, 2003.
Silver Screen Is Smoke Screen, Activists Say,
by Clifford Vaughan, EthicsDaily.com, June
Movie smoking encourages kids to light up, by
Shaoni Bhattacharya , NewScientist.com, June
Study: Teens Who See Smoking in Movies More Likely
to Light Up, by Marc Kaufman, Washington Post,
June 10, 2003.
Film Smoking "Influences" Children,
BBC, June 10, 2003.
Pushing Accountability of Hollywood, by Ronald
Brownstein, Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2003.
Smoking in Movies Encourages Teens, by Emma Ross,
Associated Press, June 9, 2003.
Smoke Screen, by Adam Marcus, Health Day,
June 9, 2003.
Group: Too Much Smoking in Movie Trailers , by
Robert Jablon, Associated Press, May 31, 2003.
TV May Encourage Teen Smoking: Italian Survey,
Reuters Health, May 30, 2003.
curtains for Cigarettes: Movie-makers are being asked
to support the fast-accelerating global war against
smoking , by Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Bangkok
Post, May 26, 2003.
Smoing Gun? The leader of World No Tobacco Day is
Targeting Hollywood, by Sarah Paris, Irish
Times, May 26, 2003.
Kidman sparks controversy, West Australian/AAP,
May 21, 2003.
First Cigarette, And My Last, by Kirk Douglas,
New York Times, May 16, 2003. ( Alternative
Teens Launch Statewide Effort to Encourage Theaters
To Show Anti-Smoking Movie Trailers, Vermont Department
of Health, March 26, 2003.
Movie Wins Hackademy Smoking Award, by Charnicia
E. Huggins, Reuters Health, March 20, 2003.
Oscar Nominee 'Chicago' Wins Dubious Honor,
www.zap2it.com, March 19, 2003.
Douses Smoking Promo: British American Tobacco cigarettes
were handed out to viewers of the studio's movies
in Nigeria, by James Bates, Los Angeles Times,
March 5, 2003.
Smoke Chokes by Mark Bisgeier, Variety,
January 28, 2003.
Verdict at Sundance: Debuts on Difficult Subjects
by Elvis Mitchell, New York Times, January
27, 2003. Clearing
the air about films; interview with Dr. Stanton A.
Glantz by Ramya Parthasarathy, San Jose Mercury News,
January 21, 2003, Page 3E.
Blow Smoke by Larry Deutchman, Variety ,
January 7, 2003.
"R" for Smoking by Charles Paul Freund,
Reasononline, November 26, 2002.
fan flames on film smoking/Health groups want movies
to quit by Los Angeles Times, San Francisco
Chronicle, November 18, 2002.
Seek Restrictive Ratings for Smoking Movies by
Pamela McClintock, Variety, November 14, 2002.
Health Organizations Condemn Hollywood's Glamorization
of Smoking Press Release, November 13, 2002.
grows after film ban by Sabrina Eaton, Cleveland
Plain Dealer, October 30, 2002. ( Alternative
(interview with Joe Eszterhas) hosted by Chris
Matthews, MSNBC, October 9, 2002.
Issue by Christian Toto , The Washington Times,
October 8, 2002.
by Gary Trudeau, October 6, 2002.
movies (editorial) by San Francisco Chronicle,
September 20, 2002.
A smoking question
by Liz Smith,
Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger, September
Screen . UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, September
Gun: A screenwriter asks Hollywood to kick a nasty
habit. People, August 26, 2002.
smoke screen by Renee Graham, The Boston Globe,
August 20, 2002.
smoking star is a loaded gun by Ian Ball, Electronic
Telegraph (UK), August 8, 2002.
Eszterhas talks Hollywood smoke screen, CNN.com,
August 12, 2002.
new script on smoking: Screenwriter with cancer regrets
glorifying habit by James Sullivan, San Francisco
Chronicle, August 10, 2002.
Responsibility for Smoking Deaths (op-ed) by Joe
Eszterhas, New York Times, August 9, 2002.
Park IV: Is it me or is gratituous cigarette smoking
in the movies making a comeback? (editorial cartoon)
by Stuart Carlson, Milawukee Journal Sentinel,
April 2, 2002.
Still Smoking by Philip Recchia, New York Post,
March 31, 2002
cloud film ratings with anti-smoking haze by Bloomington
(IN) Pantagraph, March 28, 2002-03-28
deadly, but smoking won't rate an R by
Ana Veciana-Suarez / Commentary ,
The Miami Herald, March
a blessing for purveyors of the evil weed by David
Dale, Sydney Morning Herald, March 23, 2002
Battles for the Oscar by Matthew Hiltzik, New
York Times, March 22, 2002
group attacks movie rating standards Lindsay Dickson,
The Daily Universe (Brigham Young U.), March 21, 2002 Hollywood's
cigarette habit: Critics say movies hooking kids on
tobacco by Jack Cox, Denver
set off smoke alarms by Karen McCowan, The
Register Guard ( Eugene,
Oregon), March 20, 2002. Uma
ligação muito perigosa
[A very dangerous liasion], Veja [Brazil], March 20,
Up a Storm by Margot Roosevelt, Time, March
Hollywood Movies be Smoke Free? Host: Warren Olney. Guests:
Stanton Glantz (SmokeFreeMovies) and Todd Field (Director,
In the Bedroom), March 15, 2002 ( KCRW:
Which Way LA? listen
to the debate on KCRW)
Filmy Glamour: Is There Fire? Tobacco Companies Claim
They Are Sticking To Product Placement Agreement,
But Numbers Are Up by Deborah Hornblow, Hartford
Courant, March 15, 2002.
ought to butt out of movies by Todd McCarthy,
Variety, March 15, 2002.
a puff, get an 'R' Tobacco foes want movie ratings
to include smoking by Ray Delgado, San Francisco
Chronicle, March 12, 2002.
groups call for movie ratings to factor in tobacco
by Alexa Haussler, Associated Press, March 12, 2002
the 80's: Lights! Camera! Cigarettes! by Rick
Lyman, New York Times, March 12, 2002. Spacek's
smoking ignites new row over Hollywood's love of cigarettes:
Oscar-listed movie attacked as smokescreen for disguised
big tobacco advertising
by Stephen Naysmith,
Sunday Herald (UK), March
Letters: Smoking in Movies Los Angeles Times,
March 9, 2002.
Ad Banned, but Smoking on Screen Isn't by Patrick
Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2002.
Director defends smoking scenes as realism: In the
Bedroom has no product deals, Todd Field says
by Roger Ebert, National Post, February 15,
The Marlboro Woman (editorial). The Oregonian,
January 28, 2002.
Stars Smoke, Critics Fume: New Study
Finds Movie Characters Lighting Up More Often
by Brian Rooney, ABC World News Tonight (followed
by Good Morning America; video on ABCNews.com),
January 16, 2002.
Rising up from the ashtrays: Cigarettes return to
films in a big way by Carla Meyer. San Francisco
Chronicle, December 27, 2001. Bid
to End Big Smoke in Movies by Duncan Campbell. Financial
Times (London), August 8, 2001.
long-time adversary takes on Tinseltown by Michael
McCarthy. The Lancet, July 7, 2001.
and Mirrors / U.S. Tobacco Makers Targeted Women Since
'20s. ABC News, July 5, 2001.
smoke screen by Tom Feran. Cleveland Plain
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to do about Hollywood, tobacco's smoldering affair
by Stanton Glantz. Los Angeles Times, June
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T. Push against smoking opens on silver screen. Wall
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D. Anti-smoke screen: LA County films ads to counter
cigarettes' 'cool' image but few theaters show
them. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA: D1
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K. Hollywood's cigarette break of sorts. USA Today:
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K. Lighting up: Tobacco has a role in most movies.
USA Today: D6 November 7, 1996.
K. No waiting to inhale: Cigarettes light up the movies.
USA Today: D1 November 7, 1996.
D. Fewer Americans smoke, but Hollywood can't kick
habit. Associated Press October 22, 1996.
E. Force of Habit: Where there's smoke, there's Hollywood.
The portrayal of smoking on-screen goes on, much to
the dismay of activists who are locked in battle with
the tobacco industry. Los Angeles Times. Los
Angeles, CA September 5, 1996.