With anti-smoking laws passing all over the world, it’s no surprise that the sentiment has now spread to a galaxy far, far away. There’ll be no more space hookahs and no more tabac cigarras. The Star Wars universe is cleaning up its act.
Bob Iger from Disney announced at a shareholder meeting recently that from now on, no characters will be permitted to smoke in any Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, or Marvel movie (provided it has PG-13 rating or lower, which it will).
The one exception is historical figures. For example, Iger said Disney is developing a film about Abraham Lincoln. Since Abe was real and Abe smoked, the fake Abe can smoke too.
Hey. You wanna see a weird old anti-smoking PSA where R2D2 smokes a cigarette? Thought so. Here you go…