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Smoke-free movies: from evidence to action

Third edition

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Smoke-free movies: from evidence to action. Third edition

Publication details

Number of pages: 54
Publication date: 2015
Languages: English and Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 150959 6

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Overview

WHO releases the third edition of its Smoke-Free Movies report. This document summarizes current knowledge about smoking in films as well as current and proposed approaches to reduce the impact of such imagery. The report’s aim is to help countries understand the basis for taking action to limit the depiction of smoking in films. This can help the Parties to the WHO FCTC in implementing specific recommendations on smoking in films in the Article 13 guidelines.

The report is expected also to be useful in those countries that are not yet Parties to the treaty by helping them implement this important component of a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

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