Topic: smoking

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 »