Doctors call for smoking ban in films

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:251

Smoking scenes that glamorise smoking in films and on television programmes should be classified by censors to protect children, according to Australia's main medical organisations.

The Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners want a new certificate, such as “S” to warn parents of gratuitous smoking scenes. The call to treat smoking like sex or violence follows …

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