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Should smoking scenes be banned from movies and TV series?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2015-6-4 10:22:49 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Foxfairy at 2015-6-4 10:23

I've seen tons of movies (and shows as well) where there was smoking involved, and not once did I have a bit of an urge to grab a cigarette or anything. It's ridiculous, people have to calm down. So people are freaking out about smoking, but they don't have as much to say about things like violence or something? That just seems foolish to me. Yeah, a five year old's gonna be watching Sponngebob then they're going to see Songebob smoking a piece of kelp then they'll start smoking? There are a LOT worse things in movies than smoke.

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Post time 2015-6-6 00:57:12 |Display all floors
I'be seen people smoke in real life and never felt the urge to smoke. In faxt, if exposed to it, I even feel offended, disrespected, and repelled by this foul practice.

That said, I had a friend who could feel tempted at the mere mention of cigarettes. With all the education out there, it's shocking to find supposedly educated adults who still deny that smoking is addictive.

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Post time 2015-6-7 19:10:24 |Display all floors
Yes, scenes like this should be banned.

I smoked for 28 years, and called it quits when I was 45,
Believe me, nothing you'll loose, but gain 30 plus years.
All it takes is your god given strengths.

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Post time 2015-6-7 19:32:35 |Display all floors
This post was edited by parcher at 2015-6-7 19:41

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if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2015-6-8 15:20:35 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2015-6-3 20:20
I do not see it that way.

Movies are supposed to give viewers a glimpse of the life that their  ...

'Just because you can't see smokers in a movie does not mean there are no smokers in reality.'

You are stating the obvious. But I can't agree that smoking be permitted in movies to reflect life.
The problem with smoking in movies is that it is a powerful way to sway the young and impressionable into taking up the filthy habit because they see their heroes in the movies smoking!  It s a covert form of cigarette advertising, which has been taken advantage of by the tobacco industry! No one in his right frame of mind would support smoking in movies!

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Post time 2015-6-8 15:26:20 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2015-6-4 09:00
So on the same principle you should request a ban on guns in any film in case it encourages people ...

You are stretching the argument bit too far.
Guns are not as easily available as cigarettes; and it is harder for anyone to be motivated to take a gun and kill someone just because he sees that in movies, than to reach for that pack and smoke because it gives him pleasure which a gun doesn'.  And the penalty for murder is death or life imprisonment, compared to the penalty for smoking which is a paltry fine of 50 yuan!

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Post time 2015-6-8 15:30:50 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2015-6-8 15:32
WhatNow Post time: 2015-6-3 16:39
In this forum could you please use English so we have a chance to respond.

Cd mods must have missed that! Why permit Chinese to be published in English forum when no one could understand it! How crazy!

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