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Capers
05-11-2007, 08:20 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/11/film.smoking.reut/index.html

The MPAA is now giving out R's for smoking unless the smoking is done in a way to discourage those from picking up the habit.

Elite Ammunition
05-11-2007, 08:24 PM
lol!

The power of private industry.. I actually like the idea. Instead of giving kids the wrong message, lets help them to understand that its a deadly and addictive behaviour.

"Tobacco is a filthy weed, from whence the Devil doth proceed;
it stains that hand, it soils the clothes; it makes a chimney of the nose!"

-Oliver Wendel Holmes, Cheif Justice of the Supreme Court

jmz5
05-11-2007, 08:40 PM
I do agree that smoking is a filthy, disgusting habit, but giving movies an R rating because of smoking is a little over the top.

Esteves
05-11-2007, 09:40 PM
Hollyweird: Gratuitously glamorize behaviors that almost everyone agrees are not the best to emulate, but slap a label on it in the name of "protecting the children" and call it "good." Then there are those who will gladly accept their six or seven figure paychecks for portraying protagonist characters who embody characteristics that they despise.

Medula Oblongata
05-11-2007, 09:55 PM
Private industry. Were it the government mandating it, I would have a problem. But since its a privately held business, I couldn't care less.

panzermk2
05-11-2007, 11:16 PM
My body my choice!

Medula Oblongata
05-12-2007, 12:22 AM
Sure its your choice, and I wouldn't stand for the government attempting to deny anyone the ability to harm themselves... oops, they already do that. :(