It wasn't so very long ago that smoking was a hot-button issue in the movie world. There was fear of a modern populace who wouldn't understand the cinematic subtext of smoking, brands pulling their cigarettes out of feature films, studies showing that white teens are influenced by R-rated smokers, cigs affecting movie ratings, and fights to completely eradicate those stress-relieving puffs of smoke from the screen altogether.

While they're not quite there yet with smokeless cinema, a new report shows that the numbers are down -- way down -- in high-grossing Hollywood films.
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