Australian film, Muriel’s Wedding has been named as one of the worst offenders in cinema’s smoking hall of shame. The worst was Kevin Costner’s Waterworld. The British Health Education Authority found that there has been a massive jump in smoking scenes between 1990 and 1995. Cigarette brands were appearing six times as often. The tobacco industry has denied making a special effort to get their products into the mouths of stars.
(Herald Sun, p33, 20/2/98 NZ)