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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.

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That principle could apply to all work environments and not just acting.

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This post was edited by Caged at 2015-6-2 17:25

Another possibility could be that if a smoking scene is presented in the film, then an educational ad concerning the risks of smoking must be included both at the start and at the end of the film.

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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 ...

that's right
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.

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