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Smoking in Movies - Academy Awards 2013

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, January 18, 2013,
Key points:

• 61% of all nominated movies featured smoking this year. 

• Smoking was heavy (50+ incidents) in nearly half of these films (47%, 8/17), including pipe-smoking in The Hobbit (PG-13)

• Half a dozen biographically-based films were nominated for 2012 — all with smoking. But only 25% of youth-rated movies with smoking (2/8) were biographically-based.

• PG-13 nominees delivering the most tobacco impressions (prelim.) in theaters include

• The Hobbit (Time Warner, 4.1 billion...

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