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  • Yes, no smoking in theaters.

    When you are watching a film in a theater, you are a captive audience. Even if there is a special smoking section, that area can still have smoke wafting into another area. So it is better to say that there will not be any smoking during a performance or a film.

  • Yes, smoking should be banned in films.

    Smoking costs our country millions of dollars a year. This is in the form of sick days, health care costs, and other issues related to smoking. We should not allow the promotion of smoking in movies because it has no additional beneficial value to the movie. The quality of the film will be the same without smoking.

  • I think that smoking should be banned for these reasons:

    Have any of you noticed how much negativity smoking in films causes? Many people have started to smoke because there idol was on a tv show and they wanted to be like one of them. The film makers don"t show the negativity smoking gives, because than less people would want to watch the film. Film makers don't mind not showing the reality of smoking and what actually happens during the years of smoking. There fore, they grow up in a garbage environment smoking themselves because they think nothing bad is going to happen all because of a fiction seen that happened in a movie. No wonder so may people grow up smoking. Even some people smoke under age and they don't care. So just think about it, wouldn't you ever want to make the change of no more smoking in films???

  • I think that smoking should be banned for these reasons:

    Have any of you noticed how much negativity smoking in films causes? Many people have started to smoke because there idol was on a tv show and they wanted to be like one of them. The film makers don"t show the negativity smoking gives, because than less people would want to watch the film. Film makers don't mind not showing the reality of smoking and what actually happens during the years of smoking. There fore, they grow up in a garbage environment smoking themselves because they think nothing bad is going to happen all because of a fiction seen that happened in a movie. No wonder so may people grow up smoking. Even some people smoke under age and they don't care. So just think about it, wouldn't you ever want to make the change of no more smoking in films???

  • Freedom of expression, baby

    Setting aside my main point, freedom of speech, the state should not be used as a social manipulation machine. Hell, they have pg ratings and government warnings on cartons, why not just include a warning about smoking before the film starts? I'm not a smoker, but that is a dimension to a character that would be censored by the state

  • People aren't idiots

    People all know that smoking is harmful - nobody thinks that smoking is good for you after decades of ads and lessons to people. People don't smoke because they see it on the big screen in the same way that people don't kill others because of movies or video games.

  • Freedom of Expression

    Smoking in films is one way freedom of expression is realized in art. Smoking shouldn't be banned in films because that's why movies have a rating system in the United States. When smoking is a factor on screen, it usually earns a PG-13 rating. If smoking happens once or twice, it could be PG. Movies are fiction and not real life. As such, moviemakers can have what they want in their productions because there are ratings designed to protect children from overly violent or sensitive subjects.

  • Smoking should not be banned in films.

    Smoking is legal and it can be shown in films if the creators think it's a good idea. It would be unrealistic if some movies were not allowed to show smoking even if it is needed for the scene. Removing smoking from movies wont help anyone quit smoking or make anyone any safer.


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