Utah’s lead prosecutor has joined 37 of his colleagues in asking Hollywood to make youth-oriented films a no smoking zone.
(KNRS) Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has signed a letter that was sent to ten leading movie studios, asking them to start featuring anti-tobacco messages in films that currently depict smoking. And going forward, he and his co-signers want tobacco brands kept out of movies.
The letter follows a U.S. Surgeon General’s report released two months ago, which claimed motion picture epictions of smoking are directly linked to underage kids starting to smoke.
Shurtleff says film makers need to demonstrate more support for the health and welfare of their future movie ticket buyers.
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