Well according the the MPAA(Motion Picture Assn. of America), scenes that glamorize smoking can now earn a movie an R rating. Smoking can take a G or PG movie and make it an R. Are parents really this incompetent today?
(L.A. Times) Under a policy announced Thursday, the Motion Picture Assn. of America said its movie raters would take into account "depictions that glamorize smoking or movies that feature pervasive smoking outside of a historic or other mitigating context."The dumbing down of America is almost complete.
That makes smoking a major factor to be considered alongside violence, profanity, nudity and drug use by the MPAA's rating board, the Classification and Rating Administration, when deciding the warning parents will get.