It appears that the upcoming Gears Of War 5 will no longer feature smoking. After pressure from anti-smoking group the Truth Initiative, developers of Gears 5 The Coalition promised they will be removing all references of smoking as well as not featuring any of their characters smoking. Truth Initiative has been in the news lately due to Netflix pledging to stop featuring smoking in their original titles. Studies released by Truth Initiative shortly after the release of Stranger Things 3 explained.

“Smoking is harmful and when portrayed positively on screen can adversely influence young people”

This made Netflix to promise to remove smoking from upcoming original programming unless deemed essential to the creative vision of the director or deemed historically and or culturally important.

Gears Of War 5 will be dropping into battle on Xbox One and PC September 10th.

Sources:Gameinformer

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