Senator makes a proposal to ban smoking in films (Punch)

Senator makes a proposal to ban smoking in films (Punch)

A proposal to ban smoking in French films has been met with splutters of indignation in a land raised on images of puffing, pouting silver-screen stars.

The idea was floated last week by a senator from the opposition Socialist Party, Nadine Grelet-Certenais, during a parliamentary debate on how to help the French quit smoking.

Quoting a study that found 70 percent of new French films show at least one character lighting up, the senator accused filmmakers of painting smoking in a positive light. “It trivialises and even promotes smoking, particularly among children and teenagers who are the biggest consumers of these films on the internet,” she argued. Read more

We think you'd love these too...

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *