The Motion Picture Association announced yesterday that every time someone lights up in a film, it will be considered a factor towards ‘R’ ratings. The MPAA statement reads:
“In the past, illegal teen smoking has been a factor in the rating of films, alongside other parental concerns such as sex, violence and adult language. Now, all smoking will be considered and depictions that glamorize smoking or movies that feature pervasive smoking outside of an historic or other mitigating context may receive a higher rating.“
See the whole statement here.