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AFTER FIVE-YEAR DECLINE, SMOKING IN MOVIES RISES

September 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After five years of declining instances of smoking scenes in movies, onscreen smoking rose last year, according to a study conducted by the University of California at San Francisco. The study found that several films with smoking scenes particularly attracted a younger, more impressionable audience, like Rango and X-Men First Class. The study was published […]

CBS’S BOB SCHIEFFER LAYS INTO HERMAN CAIN

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer departed from his usual neutral-interviewer role on Sunday to lecture Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain about a scene in his current campaign ad in which his chief of staff, Mark Block, is seen taking a drag on a cigarette and exhaling the smoke at the camera. Cain is then […]

PHOTOS OF MILEY CYRUS SMOKING HIT THE WEB

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Everyone involved in the business that is Miley Cyrus were no doubt attempting to determine how it would be affected by photos of the onetime Hannah Montana star smoking cigarettes that appeared online Monday. The photos, reportedly taken in Orchard Lake, MI, and showing Cyrus wearing a bikini and playing with two puppies while smoking, […]

CHINA ORDERS SMOKING CURTAILED IN MOVIES, TV

February 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chinese government on Monday ordered movie and television producers to markedly cut back scenes showing actors smoking, limiting them only to scenes in which it can be demonstrated that smoking serves “an artistic purpose.” In any case, the scenes can not take place in public areas where smoking is banned, and underaged actors may […]