Bollywood - Tougher anti-tobacco rules for TV, filmsIBNLive - Posted on Nov 12, 2011 New Delhi: Henceforth, every time an actor is seen taking a puff on screen, a prominent scroll warning that smoking is injurious to health will run at the bottom. What's more, the actor will personally read out the ill-effects of smoking, say the new health ministry rules to be effective from Monday.According to the rules, all filmmakers depicting usage of tobacco will have to show a message or spot of minimum 30 seconds at the beginning and middle of the concerned film or TV programme.For films or programmes being made after Monday, a strong editorial justification for display of tobacco products or their use shall be given to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) along with a UA certification.A representative from health ministry will also be present in the CBFC.It will also need a disclaimer of minimum 20 seconds duration by the concerned actor regarding the ill effects of the use of such products in the beginning and middle of the film or television programme.Also, the names of brands of cigarettes and other tobacco products will also have to be cropped or blurred."India has the largest film producing industry and films have played a key role in the process of social change and in influencing the Indian culture. Thus, for the tobacco industry, films provide an opportunity to convert a deadly product into a status symbol or token of independence," a statement from the ministry said Friday."The role of movies as vehicles for promoting tobacco use has become even more important as other forms of tobacco promotion are constrained," it said.According to a combined study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the health ministry, tobacco usage was shown in nearly 89 percent movies in 2005 compared to 76 percent in 2003.Nearly 75 percent of the movies showed the lead character smoking in 2005 and 41 percent showed the brand.http://ibnlive.in.com/news/tougher-antitobacco-rules-for-tv-films/201653-8-66.html
Premium passengers traveling on Dubai-based airline Emirates will be exempt from the no-smoking policy starting next month, when the carrier debuts a shisha lounge on select jumbo jets.
The new service is set to debut on the carrier’s fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft and will be offered to Emirates’ business and first-class passengers.
Passengers can pre-order a shisha -- also known as a waterpipe, hubble-bubble, hookah or narghile -- from the onboard menu and retire to the lounge for a post-meal smoke beginning in June.
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It’s about eruptions of art and creativity from coast to coast to coast.
It’s about inspiring youth leadership through creative expression.
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It’s about building a movement that will continue to grow once the week is over.
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