May 10, 2007
Los Angeles – The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) today announced that the ratingsystem is enhancing the amount of information provided to parents on the issue of smoking in films.In the past, illegal teen smoking has been a factor in the rating of films, alongside other parental concerns such as sex, violence and adult language. Now, all smoking will be considered and depictions that glamorize smoking or movies that feature pervasive smoking outside of an historic or other mitigating context may receive a higher rating.
The Event City Network has noticed a major decline in the smoking habits of people of all ages at events of all types. “We have spoken to many different Event Planners from all over the country who tell us the same thing, people are not smoking like they use to”, exclaims Event City Network’s CEO, Nolan Apostle. He adds, “Why should they, there has been so much negative press on what smoking does to your health, this time the media is actually doing something provocative for once (about smoking) and people are actually listening”. Through an incredible effort it seems that over time we are reaching the masses and they are really getting it. (more…)