[...] the “domino theory” i.e. that once a measure has been applied to tobacco it will be applied to other products is patently false.Well, ASH started calling for age restrictions on films which contain smoking scenes back in 2001. They still have the same daft view now.
Films depicting people smoking should be given an 18 certificate, according to a report.It's OK though because, according to ASH, the idea that the same measure "will be applied to other consumer products is patently false".
The study by the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies and published by the British Medical Journal, said the cinema glamorises cigarettes and encourages young people to smoke.
It wants smoking to be treated like sex and violence.
Anti-smoking group Ash agreed, with chief executive Deborah Arnott saying: "Smoking in films encourages children to take up smoking. And that's no surprise.
"That is why tobacco advertising was banned, because showing images of people, particularly glamorous young people, smoking encourages children to smoke."
So this doesn't actually exist. Patently.
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate whether the association between exposure to images of alcohol use in movies and binge drinking among adolescents is independent of cultural context.It's kinda worrying to think where they might be going with that, isn't it?
[...] our ﬁndings raise concern about the role popular movies may play in Europe and beyond in the early experimentation with patterns of alcohol consumption in adolescents. These patterns have the potential to have a detrimental inﬂuence on individual health and future drinking trajectories and to be costly at a societal level.
However, worry not. You see, ASH have stated categorically that there is no chance of campaigners against other consumer products following tobacco control's lead, which is why anti-food campaigners haven't today been demanding the next logical step for HFSS food advertising.
Television adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt should not be shown before the 9pm watershed, according to Scotland's public health minister.Which, of course, is completely different to the way tobacco packs were banned from being seen firstly on TV, then in magazines, at sports events, and now in supermarkets.
It follows recent research which suggests children are still exposed to the same level of junk food advertising despite tighter regulations.
Health groups say further action is needed to tackle the problem.
It's all simply an amazing coincidence.
Those drums are getting closer for many a consumer product. But there is still no domino effect. Oh no, that idea is "patently false".