Butt out

September 2003
Daily Variety;9/3/2003, Vol. 280 Issue 43, p19
Trade Publication
Editorial. Comments on the amount of smoking in movies. Rating for smoke-filled films; Effects of tobacco on health; Evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship between young viewers and what is onscreen.


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