Would Restrictions on Smoking in Movies Infringe on Artistic Freedom?

From: Forest | Voice and friend of the smoker

Attempts to reduce the amount of smoking on TV and in films would be a “gross attack on artistic freedom” and a “worrying attempt to rewrite history”, says Forest.

According to a submission to the Select Committee on Science and Technology, ASH and the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies say that smoking on TV and in films encourages children to start smoking.


“Directors must be allowed to portray characters as they see fit, not according to regulations imposed on them by government and unelected NGOs.

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