Saturday, March 31, 2012

Wales on verge of relaxing smoking ban for actors to puff on set

“We feel an exemption for performers from Wales’ flagship smoke free regulations will do nothing to contribute to this already well established industry or to the positive image of Wales as a nation that prides itself on promoting positive public health measures.
“Furthermore, this proposal goes against the Welsh Governments long standing – and oft-quoted – objectives for protecting and promoting the long-term health and wellbeing of the people of Wales.”
Ash Wales has said an exemption is not necessary as smoking can be added using computer-generated imagery techniques.

Of course,can't even look at someone smoking.
I have never seen such stupidity thrown out by people who have no idea what they're talking about.
One would imagine using CGI to have people mime smoking would be much more expensive than just allowing characters to smoke.