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Hollywood relents: Glamor smoking will get R rating for movie

Posted by Nancy B.

The Motion Picture Association of America Thursday announced movies which depict smoking as glamorous or have pervasive smoking will get R ratings. Giving into pressure from anti-smoking lobbyists, the rating will not be given to movies if warranted by historical or mitigating context, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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The Motion Picture Association of America is late with their ruling. Show me a daily program where smoking is prevalent. It just does not happen. So I am all for it, except when the movie depicts a period when smoking was much more prevalent. Let’s not ban Humprey Bogart films such as Casablanca.

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