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Smoking in films and on TV

( Updated: 2015-06-08 08:28

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Movies are supposed to give viewers a glimpse of the life that their peers lead somewhere close by or far away. In other words: movies need to be realistic, not subjected to cosmetic embellishments and sanitizations. To remove a smoking scene in a movie is to tell lies to the viewers. Just because you can't see smokers in a movie does not mean there are no smokers in reality. To encourage people to stop smoking, you need to lead them through good examples and a healthy lifestyle.

Smoking in films and on TV

The film "Let the Bullets Fly" taken on December 23, 2010 shows a smoking scene.[Photo/IC]

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