Maybe Stanton Glantz Should Move to Mumbai


India has banned scenes showing smoking, cigarette packages, or tobacco ads from movies and TV shows:

According to the newly issued ministry directives, each time an actor lights a cigarette up on screen, television channels must blur the scene.

Films already shot containing smoking scenes must run a scroll at the bottom of the screen, warning of the dangers of smoking.

The law will apply to domestic and foreign films as well as old films that are released in cinema halls.

[Thanks to Linda Stewart for the link.]