Big Tobacco Goes to Hollywood

sfmThe Oscars are on Sunday night, and everyone is seeing all the nominees.  Who will win?  Who will rule the red carpet?  Maybe Big Tobacco will rule the evening as it continues to have a starring role in many movies.

The Surgeon General recently reported, “There is a causal relationship between depictions of smoking in the movies and the initiation of smoking among young people…Each time the industry releases another movie that depicts smoking, it does so with the full knowledge of the harm it will bring children who watch it.”  Sixty-one percent of movies nominated in the major Oscar categories featured smoking this year.

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