Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:04:40 GMT
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to the legislation HB573, it would allow patients with cancer, glaucoma, positive status forMore >>
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:34:26 GMT
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.FOX44 and ABC22 reporter Michael Page says they haven't found anythingMore >>
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:22:39 GMT
The annual Spring Move Out Project in Burlington Thursday. The project allows you to get rid of unwanted, but still usable household goods. You can bring clothes, books, furniture, household items, andMore >>
The annual Spring Move Out Project is being held in Burlington Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:40:21 GMT
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone. According to AAA, more than 30 million Americans will be on the roadways. On average, they'll also be driving at least 50 miles forMore >>
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:31:51 GMT
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. The company is donating $200,000 to 50 shelters and that's where you come in. A quickMore >>
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:54:39 GMT
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border. Vermont State Police an Quebec's Provincial Police met to address the challenges of policing at the border in a specialMore >>
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:13 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:13:33 GMT
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.In September, 36-year-old William Mahoney was shot by a state trooper. This after police say he stole a vehicle andMore >>
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:21:15 GMT
The Colchester Police Department is responding to a sink hole in the area of East Road near the intersection of Austin House Road. Police say the sink hole has closed down one lane of travel.Police areMore >>
The Colchester Police Department is responding to a sink hole in the area of East Road near the intersection of Austin House Road.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:56:44 GMT
Nearly two years ago, Deborah Drewniak's family wasn't sure if she would be around after being severely injured in a texting and driving accident. Instead of focusing on herself, Drewniak wants to helpMore >>
A Vermont woman seriously injured by a teen, who was texting and driving, is trying to share her story with as many people as she can.More >>
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SOURCE Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood worked its unwanted, unhealthy and unnecessary magic on behalf of tobacco products once again in 2012 by coughing out one of the smokiest batch of movies in recent memory.
Youth reviewers with Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails' Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! program picked "The Hobbit" as 2012's Thumbs Down! Movie.
Director Peter Jackson decided pipe smoking in the J.R.R. Tolkien books deserved preservation in his movie adaptation. Not so with Thumbs Up! Award winning movie "The Avengers," a smoke-free action thriller where the cigar-chomping comic book character Nick Fury lost the stogie in the movie version.
In the actor category, Berenice Marlohe earned a Thumbs Down! Award for her character's glamorous portrayal of tobacco use in "Skyfall," along with Leonardo DiCaprio for his role in "Django Unchained."
Whether playing the hero or the heavy, DiCaprio consistently plays up smoking for his younger fans, teen reviewers said.
"He was the most disgusting character ever in 'Django,' but since he is so popular, he's recognizable to multiple generations, and almost every character he plays is smoking somehow," said Emilie, from Sacramento's John F. Kennedy High school.
Thumbs Up! Actor Award winners included Jennifer Lawrence and Colin Farrell for their smokeless appearances in multiple 2012 films. Their performances were a relief in an otherwise dismal year for those watching and waiting for Hollywood to stop promoting tobacco use. A whopping 83 percent of 2012 movies included positive messages about tobacco use as a consequence-free, appealing habit to young audiences - up from 63 percent in 2011.
The Hackademy Awards raise awareness of how tobacco use in movies influences youth. A study by Dartmouth College has found that 44 percent of adolescents who try smoking in the United States do so because of exposure to tobacco use through movies. Scenes with stars smoking intensify this effect, and in 2012, 23 percent of actors smoking on screen were stars, up from 14 percent in 2011.
Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails promotes clean air, healthy lungs and a tobacco-free tomorrow. Founded in 1917, the organization that is today Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails is an independent non-profit. For more information, visit www.sacbreathe.org .