Tobacco marketing in movies bad for youth
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:48 am

To the Editor:

I just found out that Paramount Pictures signed a policy to decrease smoking and tobacco products in films.

If a Paramount youth-rated film contains depictions of smoking or tobacco, the end credits of the film will include the following statement:

"Paramount Pictures Corporation did not receive any payment or other consideration or enter into any agreement for the depiction of tobacco products in this film."

I think this policy is good, because people of all ages watch Paramount movies. Not only do my little brothers watch them, but all of my relatives, including my young nephew.

Lilly Clifford, Lisbon