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Anti-smoking researcher calls on R-rating for movie smoking
Boston.com ^ | 3/10/04 | Anthony Breznican

Posted on 03/10/2004 4:12:22 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:11:47 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

If Nicolas Cage lights a cigarette in a movie, Hollywood's ratings board should respond as if he used a profanity, according to authors of a new study that criticizes glamorous images of smoking in movies rated for children under 17.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: r; smoking

1 posted on 03/10/2004 4:12:23 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
And the Left insists this isn't censorship.

I give up. I'll never understand the Leftist mindset. Never.
2 posted on 03/10/2004 4:16:49 PM PST by Prime Choice (Hm? No, my powers can only be used for Good.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"What we're simply asking for is that smoking be treated by Hollywood as seriously as it treats offensive language."

Uuhuh.... Offensive language is alive and well in movies and television as well as a relaxing cigarette from time to time - These people really need to get a life...must be a slow news day.

3 posted on 03/10/2004 4:22:33 PM PST by yoe (The worse it is the better it is!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Now let's see, they don't want kids to see smoking in the movies...but, it's okay for every news show and newspaper to have headline pictures of gay weddings? Madonna and Britney Spears kissing in prime time, is just fine. These are probably the same people that thought it was fine for the ex-president to use a cigar as he may, as long as he wasn't smoking it.
4 posted on 03/10/2004 4:23:17 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Does this mean all the old Marx Brothers flicks will be R-rated because of Groucho's cigar?
5 posted on 03/10/2004 8:06:24 PM PST by Salman (Mickey Akbar)
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To: Salman
Violence, profanity, alcohol, driving large cars, eating the wrong food, playing dangerous sports, earning too much money, smoking in your house... loss of freedom.
6 posted on 03/10/2004 8:12:29 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection (www.whatyoucrave.com)
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