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Missouri Attorney General Koster urges movie makers to curb tobacco

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 9:22 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said movie producers should restrict depictions of tobacco use and include anti-tobacco spots in DVD and video releases that show people smoking.

Koster is among more than three dozen state attorneys general calling for action by 10 movie production studios.

Koster and his colleagues want movie studios to develop specific policies barring tobacco products from films aimed at children and teens.

Koster said he hopes movie makers will take steps to ensure young people are not enticed to start smoking.


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John Erkle May 11, 2012 | 10:20 a.m.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is not a 1st amendment supporter.

What other anti-constitutional opinions does he hold as the leading legal authority in MO......

Id call such opinions a conflict of interest when he is suppose to be defending the constitutional rights of we the people. Its time such people with such anti-constitutional attitudes in government need to be removed.

The American people and the citizens of MO are in dire danger of becomming victims themselves when such individuals have such power to thwart constitutional guaranteed rights. Who will be next these zealots will criminalize after the smokers and all based upon the junk science of second hand smoke:

Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that under normal conditions, the components in tobacco smoke are diluted below existing Permissible Exposure Levels (PELS.) as referenced in the Air Contaminant Standard (29 CFR 1910.1000)...It would be very rare to find a workplace with so much smoking that any individual PEL would be exceeded." -Letter From Greg Watchman, Acting Sec'y, OSHA

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