Hollywood Responsible for Smoking Deaths?

With Michael Douglas’ throat cancer in the news, here’s something for you to think about as you struggle with
the desire to free yourself of the smoking problem.

Hypnosis to quit smoking in film

Hypnosis to quit smoking in film

Joe Esterhaus, a screenwriter responsible for many of our classic great films came forward a few years ago to reveal his hand in the built up positive image of cigarettes and smoking as depicted in film. After he himself was diagnosed with throat cancer he came to the realization that filmmakers like him have done a lot of damage with the depiction of smoking in a positive light.

Michael Douglas’ throat cancer problem is now in the news, and it was Michael’s role in the Joe Esterhaus film, Basic Instinct, where cigarettes had a supporting character role. Joe wrote about it in his New York Times Op-Ed piece that you can read here:


I would hate to see Michael Douglas’ last work to be an anti-cigarette commercial a la Yul Brynner.

Hypnosis to quit smoking is a powerful tool that Michael Douglas can use to stop his smoking behavior.

Do you think Hollywood should stop romanticizing cigarette smoking?  What do you think?  Post your comments below.

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