More ways to protect innocent moviegoers

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You likely saw the news last week that the movie industry’s ratings board will take into account scenes of onscreen smoking when handing out ratings—though it won’t, as some anti-tobacco agitators had urged, assign an automatic R to movies that include any smoking at all. Of course, all sorts of onscreen activity can exert a negative influence on impressionable kids. AdFreak urges you to e-mail the Motion Picture Association of America with your list of behaviors that should earn a movie a restrictive rating. I’d include scenes in which characters go in the water without waiting an hour after eating.

—Posted by Mark Dolliver