December 18, 2011

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

European governments should stop subsidizing films with tobacco imagery

Several public health authorities in the EU (as well as Jonathan Polansky and me) just published a viewpoint paper in the European Journal of Public Health urging that as part of its review of motion picture subsidies, the European Commission implement the WHO recommendation of excluding movies with smoking and other tobacco use from any subsidy program.  Governments should not be in the business of using limited taxpayer funds to promote tobacco use. The paper is available by clicking here.

The full citation is: European governments should stop subsidizing films with tobacco imagery  Christopher Millett; Reiner Hanewinkel; John Britton; Ewa Florek; Fabrizio Faggiano; Andrew Ness; Martin McKee; Jonathan R. Polansky; Stanton A. Glantz European Journal of Public Health 2011; doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckr183 (PDF)  

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