Dr. Stanton Glantz on Smoking in Movies

Premiere DateJul 17, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:44 Dr. Stanton Glantz
03:29 Changing the Ratings
05:15 Tobacco in Recent Movies
07:32 What Seeing Smoking Does
10:47 Outro
11:29 Protest Song Broken Social Scene
15:48 Finish

Dr. Stanton Glantz joins the show to discuss the influence of smoking in movies, the recent rise in tobacco incidents in youth rated films, and how changing the ratings could help.

Dr. Stanton Glantz is a professor of medicine at the Truth Initiative Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control at the University of California San Francisco’s Center for Tobacco Control, Research, and Education. He’s also the co-author of the CDC’s recent report, “Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies.”

You can learn more by visiting UCSF’s Smoke Free Movies website.


Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…