I'm for extremely strict controls, and would be against explicitly promoting smoking in films, but what about character building, reflecting historical accuracy, and all the other reasons for which one might want to ban smoking scenes?
I could see banning actors from smoking real cigarettes on screen, which would both protect their health and make the director think more seriously about whether it's worth the hassle of making them smoke fake cigarettes.
Caged Post time: 2015-6-2 17:01
Another possibility could e that is a smoking scene is presented in the film, then an educational ad ...
treat people like idiots
When TV series are about the 1950's, 60's 70's whenever smoking was socially acceptable, it is still necessary to show smoking.
Otherwise it would be unrealistic.
in contemporary drama's smoking could probably be more controlled, however to eliminate it completely is unnecessary
adults should be credited with some degree of intelligence to make up their own minds about smoking.
if you treat adults like children, they will behave like children.
If someone wants to waste their money and damage their health by smoking, it is their choice as long as they don't force their smoke on other people.