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Speed8098 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 06:35 AM
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56. What garbage
I quit smoking last year. I smoked for 37 years. I started because in 1967 I was the only kid in my neighborhood that didn't smoke and I felt like odd man out, plus my mom smoked.

But MOVIES???

Give me a break.

What a scenario.
"Hey Johnnie, wanna go to the movies today?"
"Sure Billie, but my mom said we can't see anything where the actors smoke."
"No biggie, we can see "Death Watch"(fake), they don't smoke in that movie, but boy do they blow shit up."
"Cool, let me ask mom."
"Hey Billie, she said I can go."
"Great, there's this one scene where an RPG rips a guy's head right off, it shows the blood spouting and everything........"






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  -Movies heavily shape teen smoking, study shows Ernesto  Nov-07-05 09:26 AM   #0 
  - it's a problem  cleofus1   Nov-07-05 09:28 AM   #1 
  - .  SteppingRazor   Nov-07-05 09:29 AM   #2 
  - Bring on the "liberal" censors...  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 09:29 AM   #3 
  - They should have shot that one in sepia...  BiggJawn   Nov-07-05 09:44 AM   #8 
     - Didn't they bathe in turpentine back in those days?  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 09:55 AM   #16 
  - My friends and I have discussed the trend in movies to show smoking.  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 09:30 AM   #4 
  - I think, on the contrary...  SteppingRazor   Nov-07-05 09:31 AM   #5 
  - I agree about the classics showing a lot of smoking.  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 09:42 AM   #7 
  - I agree the product placement is annoying, but...  SteppingRazor   Nov-07-05 09:46 AM   #11 
     - Thanks for the Premiere reference.  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 11:40 AM   #25 
  - This is true  salvorhardin   Nov-07-05 09:44 AM   #9 
  - Yeah, but it's shown more often now then just a few years ago  LostinVA   Nov-07-05 11:46 AM   #26 
  - I'm not that aware of it. Can you name some of the movies?  DemItAllAnyway   Nov-07-05 09:42 AM   #6 
  - No, I don't see a lot of movies, that's why it stands out.  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 09:48 AM   #12 
     - I really am just curious. You say you've discuss it with your friends,  DemItAllAnyway   Nov-07-05 09:56 AM   #18 
     - I found a link for you.  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 11:47 AM   #27 
        - You do realize their definition or "promotes" smoking....  rinsd   Nov-07-05 01:36 PM   #35 
        - Did you visit the site?  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 01:58 PM   #37 
           - See this  rinsd   Nov-07-05 02:27 PM   #42 
        - I'd still be interested in the movies you discussed with your friends  DemItAllAnyway   Nov-07-05 03:05 PM   #47 
           - I can't remember what specific movies I saw last month  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 07:46 PM   #53 
              - So your original assertion wasn't really based on your own experience  DemItAllAnyway   Nov-08-05 02:57 AM   #54 
     - It's the "not objecting" part that bugs me the most  starroute   Nov-07-05 10:33 AM   #19 
        - "the downside of smoking never shown"  rinsd   Nov-07-05 01:42 PM   #36 
  - "Direct Contrast to the Character"?  Crisco   Nov-07-05 09:46 AM   #10 
  - Yeah, I smoke...what does a smoker look like? nt  LeftNYC   Nov-07-05 09:50 AM   #13 
  - Wow. That would take a long time.  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 09:54 AM   #14 
     - Really, I thought mellow, laid back people did smoke?  LeftNYC   Nov-07-05 09:56 AM   #17 
     - I did say "tend" in my generalization.  Straight Shooter   Nov-07-05 11:35 AM   #24 
     - I Think You're Stereotyping  Crisco   Nov-07-05 11:09 AM   #21 
  - no, its because actors love to use a prop as a crutch  thebigidea   Nov-07-05 11:48 AM   #28 
  - As a smoker, I can say...  LeftNYC   Nov-07-05 09:55 AM   #15 
  - Parents, peers, and art all have an effect  Stuckinthebush   Nov-07-05 11:31 AM   #23 
  - I don't buy this.They probably just ASKED them.Not the best data. NT  Baconfoot   Nov-07-05 11:02 AM   #20 
  - Thay also cause drug use and sex.....  rinsd   Nov-07-05 11:12 AM   #22 
  - I would suggest a couple of reasons for the increase in  Bob3   Nov-07-05 11:54 AM   #29 
  - 1.) Yes and 2.) DEFINITELY yes  LostinVA   Nov-07-05 01:33 PM   #33 
  - Smoking in movies is nothing more than Big Tobacco product placement  LynneSin   Nov-07-05 12:01 PM   #30 
  - How often do you see the brand name in movies with smoking?  rinsd   Nov-07-05 01:26 PM   #32 
     - They don't have to brand -- they are all in it together  LostinVA   Nov-07-05 01:34 PM   #34 
     - Who cares what the brand is - the concept is to see them smoking  LynneSin   Nov-07-05 02:02 PM   #38 
        - Okay....  rinsd   Nov-07-05 02:23 PM   #41 
           - Yes, but it goes back to the basic premise - why bother?  LynneSin   Nov-07-05 02:42 PM   #43 
              - There are many things I find gratuituous.....  rinsd   Nov-07-05 02:46 PM   #44 
  - Rupert Murdoch  USA_1   Nov-07-05 12:46 PM   #31 
  - Hell you're putting it into the pocks of the Bush Regime  LynneSin   Nov-07-05 02:04 PM   #39 
     - Very True  USA_1   Nov-07-05 02:54 PM   #46 
  - This has been going on for at least 75 years.  The_Casual_Observer   Nov-07-05 02:09 PM   #40 
  - Oh please, if this is the case then drug use, drinking, overeating,etc  MadHound   Nov-07-05 02:53 PM   #45 
  - Even if it isn't.....  rinsd   Nov-07-05 03:35 PM   #48 
  - well - it's been over used and it's a cliche now.  Bob3   Nov-07-05 04:26 PM   #49 
     - How about nervousness, being under extreme stress,  MadHound   Nov-07-05 04:38 PM   #50 
  - I'm so sick of movies, tv & music being blamed - where are the parents????  AZBlue   Nov-07-05 04:39 PM   #51 
  - No shit. The only reason I started.  BlueIris   Nov-07-05 05:23 PM   #52 
  - Nowhere does this article indicate that the kids themselves  Moosepoop   Nov-08-05 05:18 AM   #55 
  - What garbage  Speed8098   Nov-08-05 06:35 AM   #56 
 

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