Tag Archives: smoking

Supreme Court declines to hear theatre smoking ban case

The Supreme Court of the United States has declined to hear Curious Theatre Company v. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, meaning that the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that smoking can be banned from a stage stands. This means … Continue reading

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Avatar, smoking and free speech

Avatar has incited controversy over Sigourney Weaver’s character’s smoking in the film, even though the character is decidedly not, as director James Cameron describes, “an aspirational role model” for teenagers. Anti-smoking advocates fear that children will mimic the vices they … Continue reading

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Forget staging “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”

This week, in a decision that is likely to limit what theaters decide to produce, Colorado’s Supreme Court upheld the state’s ban on theatrical smoking. The 2006 Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking inside public buildings. This is something … Continue reading

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Motherhood and multitasking. Could mothers smoke on US magazine covers?

What our censorious culture is keeping from us. Deconstruction of an editorial in April’s French Vogue. From Jezebel.com: … It’s a cigarette-fueled, pregnancy-padded, bottle-fed primer in that which cannot be done in Vogue‘s American pendant. … Smoking is one of … Continue reading

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