In Gears 5, the only form of smoking will comes from the barrels of guns, as cigars and cigarettes will be removed from the latest entry in the Gears of War series.
The Coalition made the decision after Truth Initiative, a non-profit, anti-smoking organization, approached Turner, whose ELeague esports division holds broadcast rights to Gears 5, according to Variety.
Turner worked with The Coalition to strip all references to smoking in the game.
Previous Gears of War games contained scenes where characters were smoking cigars or cigarettes.
There will be no such scenes in Gears 5, a move that reportedly took months to accomplish.
“I’ve seen firsthand the devastating impact of smoking.