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Smoking banned in movies

June 15, 2005 20:05 IST

The government has officially banned the depiction of smoking in film and tv serials from October 2. "We have reached a complete understanding about the manner in which we should go about," Information and Broadcasting Minister Jaipal Reddy said, after meeting health minister A Ramadoss.

Ever since the government assumed this stance on May 31, World Anti-Smoking Day, today's move comes after several deliberations, protests, and counter-deliberations, and it will not be unwise to assume that this is not a final verdict. It remains to be seen what the film and television industry's reaction to this statement will be, but it is clear that the stage is set for explosive debate.

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Sub: It should be banned

Smoking should be banned in movies because Big actor's fans are influenced by these types of habbits.

Posted by Sarvanan S

Sub: smoking banned in movies

I think it is good initiative to prevent youth from indulging into drugs etc.It should surely be banned.

Posted by mona

Sub: What trash

What kind of a trash is this. The government should concentrate on more important issues like population growth, the GDP and the energy crisis... Movies ...

Posted by Mayukh

Sub: smoking is ban

This is really both good and bad decision made by Indian governement. When it comes to poisoning young minds by movie industry, this decision seems ...

Posted by Neel

Sub: cigratte banned in film industry

Its good that ur banning cigratte in film industry but my question is what about shahrukh khhhhaaan.

Posted by vinuta


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