Censorship and the Debate Over the Depiction of Smoking in Imagery

I get a newsletter from the National Coalition Against Censorship, and in the most recent edition there is an interesting editorial about an issue I wasn’t aware of. According to NCAC executive director Joan Bertin, anti-smoking advocates are arguing that movies depicting people smoking should get an “R” rating.Luckily, there is in photography no organization like the MPAA, which tags every movie with a rating. Otherwise, there would almost certainly be pressure to remove all images of smoking f

I get a newsletter from the National Coalition Against Censorship, and in the most recent edition there is an interesting editorial about an issue I wasn't aware of. According to NCAC executive director Joan Bertin, anti-smoking advocates are arguing that movies depicting people smoking should get an "R" rating.
Luckily, there is in photography no organization like the MPAA, which tags every movie with a rating. Otherwise, there would almost certainly be pressure to remove all images of smoking from photographic archives.

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