India bans smoking in films
If it was your dream to puff a cig in a Bollywood movie, you have till August. Old films with smoking scenes will now have to include scrolling health warnings. Poor Phillip Marlowe. I wonder, is it only fictional tobacco that fictional characters won't be able to smoke onscreen? What about yogis toking hashish or datura? What's next -- no depictions of skydiving, driving without a seatbelt, or living in Iraq? And how will they stop at films? If your book features smoking, and it's published in India, will it eventually have a Surgeon General's warning sticker on it?