Topic: cigarettes

Smoking In Movies: Is It Making Cigarettes Cool Again?

Smoking In Movies: Is It Making Cigarettes Cool Again?

When I first started watching Mad Men, one of most disconcerting elements of the show to me was initially its inclusion of cigarettes. These constant, steady cigarette smoke streams throughout each episode — in the office, at home, in restaurants, by and around pregnant women. It was completely different than how things are presently, and it was considerably different than so many shows and movies that have been produced in the last fifteen years that don’t use cigarettes.

Now, however, smoking in movies appears to be increasing. Again. More »

EU Moves To Restrict Cigarette Marketing To Lower Smoking Rates…Finally

EU Moves To Restrict Cigarette Marketing To Lower Smoking Rates...Finally

The EU is (finally) taking a queue from other countries and considering some severe tobacco restrictions, including banning menthol cigarettes and forcing tobacco companies to scale back their branding on cigarette packaging. Which means…the day when we can all go to a bar in Paris without a wall of second-hand smoke burning our eyeballs might be on the horizon. Hooray! More »