Hollywood Movies & Stars

   

Call for smoking warning on DVDs

Post Reply New Post

Page 1 of 1

shahidlover24

IF-Sizzlerz

shahidlover24

Joined: 30 October 2004

Posts: 10017

Posted: 18 November 2005 at 10:12pm | IP Logged
Call for smoking warning on DVDs
 
David Strathairn in Good Night and Good Luck
Smoking features prominently in the film Good Night and Good Luck

 

A group of US legal representatives has asked the major Hollywood studios to add anti-smoking announcements to all new DVDs which depict smoking.

Attorneys general from 32 states signed a letter that cited research suggesting youngsters who see films depicting smoking were likelier to take it up. "We're urging studios to do more," said Maryland's J Joseph Curran Jr. A Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) spokeswoman said the 10 studios contacted would consider the request. "There's no collective decision at this point," she added, saying MPAA ratings already indicate whether a film depicts underage smoking. 'Negative effects' The letter has been welcomed by the American Legacy Foundation, an anti-tobacco organisation. "We applaud the attorneys general for their effort to help counter the negative effects smoking in movies has on our nation's children," it said. "These messages are needed to help offset the millions of dollars in marketing the tobacco industry spends every day in the United States." It also cites research from Dartmouth Medical School that concluded exposure to smoking in films was a "primary risk factor" in determining whether adolescents take up the habit. Released on 7 November, the study found that 38% of the 6,500 young people polled tried smoking after seeing characters smoke on screen. Last year the MPAA rejected a proposal that would see films which feature smoking carry an adult rating.

"Film-makers must decide what story to tell and how to tell it," said Jack Valenti, the organisation's president at the time.

Dear Guest, Being an unregistered member you are missing out on participating in the lively discussions happening on the topic "Call for smoking warning on DVDs" in Hollywood Movies & Stars forum. In addition you lose out on the fun interactions with fellow members and other member exclusive features that India-Forums has to offer. Join India's most popular discussion portal on Indian Entertainment. It's FREE and registration is effortless so JOIN NOW!

Post Reply New Post

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
Crow, Armstrong Call It Splits pinkstarrs_9 5 355 09 February 2006 at 1:40pm
By Yorkie
Katie's 'Smoking' Sex Scene Disappears noorie_ 3 1715 04 February 2006 at 10:36pm
By Anoli

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category

Active Forums

Limit search to this Forum only.

 

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.