Anti-smoking groups are pushing the Motion Picture Association of America for all movies that feature smoking to be slapped with an R rating.
I'm all for trying to keep today's young people away from taking up the nasty habit, and steps like raising the cigarette tax are fine and swell with me. But to treat smoking in the movies the same way you treat blood and gore and f-bombs and bare breasteses?
That just made me stare at my screen with a rather puzzled expression.
Next up...R ratings to all movies that feature inattentive driving, or skipping school.
"We know [smoking tobacco] is not
good for kids, but a lot of other things
aren't good. Drinking's not good.
Some would say milk's not good."