Indian advocacy group urges Woody Allen to accept display of antismoking messages across latest film

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 21 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6364
  1. Dinsa Sachan
  1. 1New Delhi

A New Delhi advocacy group that provides health information to young people has written to the Hollywood director Woody Allen, urging him to release his latest movie, Blue Jasmine, in India.

Allen recently pulled the film from the country’s cinemas because India’s stringent antitobacco laws require a static antismoking warning to appear on screen whenever a character lights up.1

The non-profit group, Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth (HRIDAY), justified the Indian film …

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