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24 January 2010

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For another bit of unintended fallout from US film incentives — equally applicable to Canadian, UK and other countries' tax credit schemes, see this startling public health report (!) from the University of California, San Francisco. (It also has lots of detail on US states' tax incentives)...

http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8nc8422j

The movie smoking link may seem far-fetched, but it's actually backed up by years of research in the US, Germany, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The World Health Organization is also pushing to get smoking out of kid-rated films worldwide. Could public subsidies for kids' films with smoking put ALL film incentives at risk, if not fixed?

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