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Coronation Street / smoking on the set

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In the episode of 'Coronation Street' 2nd July 2008 actors were smoking on set thus contravening 'No Smoking' laws. Deardry and Liz were seen by millions of viewers smoking unnecessarily on the program. What sort of a message does this send to children and all law abiding citizens?

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  • Ka
      14th of Jul, 2008
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    Every episode now seems to promote smoking. More and more scenes feature characters smoking. This is giving out the wrong signals to the public. Given health problems of cast, eg Liz Dawm, Anne Kirkbride, this is totally irresponsible.

  • Lo
      3rd of Sep, 2008
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    i dont like how they promote homosexuals on tv below the watershed times .our kids need protecting from these should show some responsability.

  • Nj
      11th of Sep, 2008
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    Okay I'm sorry, but two menopausal women with mouths like cats bottoms and frogs in their throats is hardly an enticement for children to start smoking. To the contrary I think that's enough to put any child off of the thought of smoking. They weren't breaking any laws, the new smoking laws do not regulate outdoor areas or TV sets.

  • Jo
      6th of Oct, 2008
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    re: Comment by Loz
    That's possibly one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. The original complaint about showing people smoking relates to a matter of personal choice. One can choose whether or not to be a smoker.
    Your comment about homosexuality is suggesting that one chooses whether or not to be homosexual. It is a well established fact that homosexuality is not a personal choice but defined by one's biological makeup. You can't choose to be straight or gay any more than you can choose to be human or not.

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