“I don’t smoke and I don’t want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films.” Edward Norton
“There are no crowds out there demanding to see smoking scenes in movies.”
– Joe Eszterhas
“If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.” Loni Anderson
“The best way to stop smoking is to just stop – no ifs, ands or butts.”
– Edith Zittler
And thanks to the Geelong Advertiser for publishing an article encouraging the community to take advantage of the Cats Don’t Smoke app to kick the habit. And for the photo – which is now featured on my blog.
“Filmmakers depict all sorts of antisocial, unhealthy and even dangerous realities that we might expect in society. That doesn’t mean the behaviour is desirable or that the filmmaker is endorsing the behaviour.”
So do you think movies depicting smoking should be given an R rating? Simon Chapman, University of Sydney reports in The Conversation.