Smoking In Movies

Lawyer Herald:

Hollywood Studios defend freedom to feature smoking in movies from lawsuit blaming film industry over children’s addiction to tobacco

On Friday, notable names in the Hollywood industry including studios, trade associations and theater owners defended their rights not to be fined for misguided morality play. They have filed court papers asking a judge to reject the case that blames them for making children addicted to tobacco.

Good for them. About time an industry stuck up for itself against these bastards.

And while on the subject of smoking in movies, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie seems to have smoking all the way through, judging from this trailer:

And this is how it’s done properly, of course:

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18 Responses to Smoking In Movies

  1. Smoking Lamp says:

    Hopefully the first step of backlash against antismoker tyranny!

  2. Harleyrider1978 says:

    Trump wins Cruz folds

  3. Andy Oakley says:

    Let the kids see this to balance the glamour of smoking in movies.

    The sad thing is that I once paid for that nightmare.

  4. Timothy Goodacre says:

    Why does smokerphobic Andy Oakley post on our site ?

    • Jethro says:

      Because antismoking isn’t actually about smoking. It’s about intolerant people taking advantage of an outlet for their intolerance.

      Hence why the constant, soul sapping WHINE has continued despite the smoking ban giving antismokers EXACTLY what they ostensibly wanted, overnight, the world over.

      Haters gotta hate. In another time such people would rant about ‘blacks’ or ‘the Irish’.

    • Rose says:

      Shocking isn’t it?

      Here’s this morning’s British version of the story.

      The third highest cause of death in the United States is mistakes by medical staff

      “However the US researchers and a British academic who has studied medical errors said many of the problems were the result of complex systems rather than mistakes by individuals.

      Professor Martin Makary, of the Johns Hopkins research team, said official figures in the US had not revealed the extent of the problem because the way they were drawn up was more about charging medical fees than trying to find out what was killing people.

      “Incidence rates for deaths directly attributable to medical care gone awry haven’t been recognized in any standardized method for collecting national statistics,” he said.

      “The medical coding system was designed to maximize billing for physician services, not to collect national health statistics, as it is currently being used.”

      The US system dates back to 1949 when Professor Makary said it was “under-recognized that diagnostic errors, medical mistakes and the absence of safety nets could result in someone’s death”.

      “Because of that, medical errors were unintentionally excluded from national health statistics,” he added.”
      http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/medical-mistakes-errors-hospitals-doctors-death-rates-united-states-a7011841.html

  5. garyk30 says:

    I have noticed that there is never any mention of how many kids per year get ‘addicted’ to nicotine.
    They say that 1,000 per day or 365,000 per year become regular smokers.

    That is one half of one percent of the 70 million kids in the USA.

    So, 99.5% of the kids, in any given year, do not become ‘addicted’ to nicotine.

    The numbers are so small; that, ”kids’ under the age of 35 are not said to die from the diseases ’caused’ by smoking.

    TC bullies are power hungry scum!!!

    • garyk30 says:

      As for the ‘addictiveness’ of nicotine, they say that 4,000 kids per day try smoking.
      Yet, they say that only 1,000 per day become regular smokers.

      Thus, they admit that only one in four of the kids that try nicotine become ‘addicted’.

      Regular smoking could be as little as one cig per week.
      That is hardly indicative of ‘addiction’.

  6. garyk30 says:

    TC bullies claim that SHS from parents smoking causes SIDS/COT deaths.

    SIDS/COT deaths, by definition, are babies deaths for which there is NO KNOWN cause.

    Parents of those babies are understandably distraught and heartbroken.
    Only vile scum would falsely accuse them of being the cause of those deaths.

    A sane person would not listen to or believe anything said by the slimy, contemptable TC bullies.

  7. DP says:

    Dear Mr Davis

    I remember the cigarette adverts at the cinema – I particularly liked the one for 555 State Express. I don’t recall becoming addicted to cigarettes by them.

    Smoking take up is mostly determined by family or peer influences, not adverts or ‘glitzy’ packaging. Both my parents smoked: I had no inclination to take it up, despite (or perhaps because of) various experiments in smoking tobacco harvested from unfiltered fag ends (don’t use a plastic bubble pipe).

    My mother’s approach was a recommendation not to smoke; my father’s approach was to give me and my older brother a cigarette each, and after I had smoked both (I didn’t inhale), we were offered £5 if we didn’t smoke until we were 21: I was about 10 at the time. Later this was upped to a car. Neither of us took up serious smoking.

    Bribery works.

    The younger siblings don’t smoke and they didn’t get a car, so maybe the bribery was unnecessary.

    My regular 6 a year smoking habit is solely due to the anti-smoker bile of the likes of that nice Ms Arnott et al.

    I look forward to giving up when all statutory smoking bans are repealed. It would be nice to celebrate with a final ciggie when Ms Arnott and her colleagues are prosecuted for misconduct in a public office and obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, and hopefully found guilty, imprisoned and stripped of their pensions.

    DP

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