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Advert criticising tobacco product placement is censored

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:190
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    An advertisement, attacking the film In the Bedroom, for indirectly promoting Marlboro cigarettes, has been banned by Variety, one of Hollywood's most influential magazines.

    The advertisement from the campaigning group, Smoke Free Movies, based in San Francisco, points out that Sissy Spacek, who plays the lead role in the film, not only chain smokes, but broods over a Marlboro pack and specifically asks a grocer …

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