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Citations[edit]

Resources to use. Wildroot (talk) 02:51, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Editing[edit]

Ok, we just made a lot of edits on this one. Feel free to correct it if there's any mistakes.

I changed the surname of the senator portrayed by Macy from "Finisterre" to "Finistirre"; I have no screen captures, but you can see his name spelled that way during the movie. IMDb also reports the name as Finistirre Tomaradze (talk) 10:48, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Also Rob Lowe is amazingly hot, complete eye candy. ^whoever it is up there forgot to mention that, but now its in his role thing. So all's good. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tabertaber (talkcontribs) 13:50, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Being made in to a TV show[edit]

Seems like it's something that should be added somewhere.

I added it yesterday. It's in the second paragraph. Greyfedora 02:13, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Question[edit]

  • If "Thank You For Smoking" doesn't have it's own wiki that is unrelated to the movie, why is it necessary to have the movie here rather than there? Krazykillaz 16:48, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
As far as I'm aware "Thank You For Smoking" was a slogan for cigarette companies long before the film was produced. Before state laws banned smoking in buildings, cigarette company offices used to have signs saying "Thank You For Smoking" etc. That's why I'm proposing the move to (film) rather than undisambiguated. savidan(talk) (e@) 02:16, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah. Got it. Thanks for the clearing that up. Krazykillaz 19:59, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Proposed Move (2006)[edit]

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Should be moved to Thank You For Smoking (film) per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (films). savidan(talk) (e@) 02:10, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

I moved this page immediately in order to fix User:Fernandobouregard's cut and paste move. Rhobite 03:41, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
I oppose a move to Thank You For Smoking (film) based on the text from the link you provided stating: "When disambiguating a film from something else..." (emphasis added). I do not think that a disambig is needed for a slogan that is hardly notable. —A 11:18, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
I oppose this as well, seeing as how there is currently no article on the slogan itself, it's completely unnecessary to have a disambiguation at this point; there's simply nothing to "disambiguate" it from.--Sycron 20:39, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
The book doesn't count, then?
Opposed. The book is at it's actual title, "Thank You For Smoking: A Novel." BabuBhatt 22:26, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Note that the book is now at Thank You for Smoking (novel). DES (talk) 18:48, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

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Last Comment in the "Trivia" Section[edit]

The last comment in the "Trivia" section indicates that Eckhart's statement about a cigarette in an all oxygen environment causing an explosion is untrue, but then continues to argue that a sea-level type composition of air is used on the International Space Station. This does not really fit with the previous asertion. Eckhart's comment about a cigarette in an oxygen environment may still be true, even if an all oxygen environment is not used on the International Space Station. I edited the page to fix this problem.

I have to say I don't really care, but to set the facts straight:

Oxygen is not combustable unless pressurized, unlikely in a breathing environment like a space station since- ask any scuba diver- concentrated oxygen can be toxic and raise the alkalility of blood causing syncope. The famous fire aboard the Apollo was not an explosion, the fire simply spreadvery quickly due to oxygen's role as an accelerant. The oxygen in the Apollo's cabin was also more pressurized than it would have been in space. (though I can't remember why). Smoking in a space station is still a bad idea though. Angrynight 20:57, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Interesting side note: Fire danger in a zero gravity environment is actually much LESS than it is in regular gravity. In gravity, hot air rises from the heat of the fire, bringing in new cold oxygenated air from the bottom. In zero gravity, there is no "up", so hot air doesn't rise. Fires put themselves out very quickly after consuming all the oxygen in their immediate vicinity. - Richfife 22:24, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

The current addition involving the reference to "BR" is an unfounded plug, more than likely fan-based. Until further references are made, I will be editiing it.

"Talking Head" link[edit]

Someone had the great idea to wikilink talking head, which is great since I wanted to check that out and see more about that, but it leads to a DAB page, and I'm not sure where to de-dab that. Can someone use different terminology or clarify that term? --MPD01605 05:28, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Well it obviously refers to the first definition, but that doesn't have its own article. For the time being, I've put in a piped link to pundit (expert), though that's also less than perfect. ~Switch t c g 08:10, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Chopin[edit]

Is there any point to the trivia on Chopin's Ballad? I understand that it is indeed trivia, but it just doesn't seem to be relevant to anything in the movie. --Zifnabxar 03:41, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

DVD Release?[edit]

Any one know when the DVD for this film will be released? 150.210.226.5 16:21, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Well I'm holding one in my hand right now, and I bought it used! So presumably it's been available for some time by now. --TexasDex 04:36, 23 November 2006 (UTC)


Trivia Section[edit]

I'm not convinced the trivia section of this article really needs a cleanup tag. It all seems legitimate, even interesting, and not easily integrated into other sections of the page. What exactly is the problem that needs attention? I understand that the idea is to invite new people to contribute, but I think that an overabundance of "this part of the article has problems" tags detracts from the overall quality of presentation at Wikipedia, giving it a kind of amateur vibe that I don't think is always warranted. Just a thought. --Tractorkingsfan 09:59, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Anybody? Alright, it's gone. --Tractorkingsfan 06:53, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to do this late, but please review WP:AVTRIV. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 14:24, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Read. Trivia section gone. --Tractorkingsfan 17:14, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

DVD Case[edit]

The article mentions that the cover for the DVD is based off of a cigarette container, but the source doesn't prove it. Can anyone else find a source for the statement?72.25.66.221 08:58, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Smoking on the DVD[edit]

The article said that there is a scene in the movie where the main character smokes, then passes out. I just finished watching the Region 1 DVD and that scene was NOT in the movie. Was it cut or is that section of the article untrue? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.73.20.102 (talk) 03:42, 7 April 2007 (UTC).

Yeah, it was a deleted scene. There were also several deleted scenes which showed an actual cigarette, something which didn't appear in the film either, IIRC. Well, the black and white movie Nick watches (Sands of Iwo Jima) showed a cigarette I guess. Hoof Hearted 14:33, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Thank you for smoking Poster.jpg[edit]

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Move discussion in progress (August 2011)[edit]

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There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Thank You for Smoking (novel) which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 01:00, 3 August 2011 (UTC)


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Requested move (October 2011)[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 05:22, 22 October 2011 (UTC)



Thank You for SmokingThank You for Smoking (film) – To allow this page to be turned into a dab page for the novel and the book. The book, although it is the source, is possibly not the primary topic, since this page gets a lot more views (although this is likely due to recentism and the fact that the film has been at the primary page), but it is very nonstandard for a film to be the primary topic over it's source unless it is incredibly renowned or well known, or the book was not known at all (which is not the case here, the book is written by a famous author). It seems fairly logical, then, to create a disambiguation page for the two. Yaksar (let's chat) 16:42, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Support. Yes please! Of course such a qualifier is of immediate benefit to readers, and has no downside – unless it be simply that some who wish provisions in policy and guidelines to be interpreted narrowly and blindly have that wish thwarted. The needs of readers are paramount. Please let's respect that, and give this information that is so easy to provide as part of the title. Compare thousands of cases where this is already done, as a matter of course. O, and let's not assume that there is a primary topic. Why should there be, in this case? And how does settling on one and cutting away short and obviously helpful qualifications help anyone? In most cases it does not. NoeticaTea? 01:09, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
    The primary topic is what readers are most likely looking for. In the last 30 days, the film article has been viewed 21,858 times, where the book article has been viewed 1,733 times. Readers are far more likely to want to read about the film than about the book. You say to respect the needs of the readers. The current setup serves their needs the best. Erik (talk | contribs) 20:15, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
    If there is a primary topic (an artificial notion from the outset), that topic is often what readers are most likely looking for. But the notion of primary topic is not always helpful. WP:PRIMARYTOPIC is too often invoked inaccurately or mechanically – without keeping an eye on the role of simple qualifiers that help some readers, and inconvenience no one at all. I dispute your numeric evidence. No one can tell from those statistics what it is that people were looking for, when they hit upon the string "Thank You for Smoking" (not a noun phrase; not obviously a title, since capitals are used for many purposes). Many enquirers have never heard of the book or the film; many are directed from Google searches, or from other browsing. If we put "(film)" in the title, they are immediately informed. What can be wrong with that? NoeticaTea? 22:38, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
    You're right that the page view statistics do not directly reflect search queries, only visits. However, it is clear that the film article gets far more readers than the book article. There's not many readers who go from the film article to the book article. In other words, they are largely satisfied about where they have arrived. Moving this page one navigational step away and disambiguating by "(film)" is not any more useful. The film article itself as a film in the hatnote, not to mention in the lead sentence, or with the film infobox, if readers have read other film articles before. These are two topics that are not broad concepts, and neither are revolutionary in their fields, so I do not see any other criteria to consider besides what readers want. Erik (talk | contribs) 23:32, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Note: There was a requested move last August, seen at Talk:Thank You for Smoking (novel) – Requested move. The difference here is that a disambiguation page is being proposed at Thank You for Smoking instead of making it the primary topic slot for the novel. There was no consensus to complete the previous move. The closing admin indicated that there was no consensus for "the suggested dab page experiment" (basically the current requested move but permanent) and said to reconsider "after the recentism has died down a bit more". A few months does not seem like a lot. Is there something that's different now? Erik (talk | contribs) 20:10, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
This proposal was made partway through the last one, and wasn't really strongly voted on or discussed by the participants. There was no consensus for this proposal because it was never actually officially proposed.--Yaksar (let's chat) 17:31, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
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Requested move 7 March 2016[edit]

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The result of the proposal was move per request as to the main request as the primary topic based on page views evidence. However, as to the second part, we do not need to make a dab page when there is a primary topic, and a hatnote will be placed instead. See WP:TWODABS. The opposition has been discounted as not relevant to application of the policy but rather a statement against the primary topic policy itself. That is a discussion, if at all, for Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation or another relevant forum.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 15:04, 13 March 2016 (UTC)


– Only two topics and the film is far more notable. It features far more information and actually has references: the book doesn't contain a single one. Unreal7 (talk) 15:49, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Oppose let readers pick. In ictu oculi (talk) 07:47, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Support. The readers already picked, and they picked the film. See this usage chart, which shows that the film gets about 91% of pageviews, compared to 9% for the novel. Straightforward WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Add a hatnote to point to the novel article, and we should be set. Dohn joe (talk) 15:03, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Which means that the current set up when readers aren't forced to download an article they don't want and can see simple (film) (novel) is working. In ictu oculi (talk) 21:18, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Please, just quit IIO. Seriously. Your opposition reasons are beyond farcical now. Unreal7 (talk) 21:34, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
You could strike out "farcical" as well, there's no need for insults. I am entitle to think mobile phone readers should know which article they are downloading if I want to. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:13, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Support the fact thar over nine out of ten readers are lookjng for this particular article is telling.--67.68.210.65 (talk) 22:34, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
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