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Smoking At the Movies

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments · health, smoking

I first became aware of product-placement in films after watching the otherwise wonderful “Cast Away” where the FedEx logo was embarrassingly prominent.

Anyway I’ve recently seen three films which included smoking scenes. The first was the excellent “An Education” which was set in the early sixties when smoking was the norm and I had no problem with that. The next was in Avatar when Sigourney Weaver supposedly the Head of Research smokes inside the laboratories where the “cloning” was taking place, sorry that didn’t seem logical or relevant just bizarre. Then in the entertaining but mindless action flick “Babylon A.D” which moves at a 100 mph there is a weird pointless scene where he stops to have a smoke.

Anyway after that I googled up smoking in films and found www.scenesmoking.org which reveals that 80% of PG 13 children’s films still have smoking scenes. So is there a secret organisation which funds the placement of generic smoking scenes in films? Go to www.scenesmoking.org and learn how many young people will start smoking TODAY because they have seen their hero or heroine light up in a movie and how many of them will die prematurely of smoking related diseases.

Do you find it hard to believe? Please decide for yourself check out the next few films you see!

So is any of this relevant to an Aloe Vera Blog?, I say yes, anything that affects the health of my friends or children is my issue!

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