Smokers' lungs

Canada, 1971

Film
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No one would inflict external injury to himself—because the consequence is immediately seen and felt. The lungs, however, being out of sight, can be subjected to years of abuse before a smoker takes warning. In this film, Dr. D.W. Thompson of the Toronto General Hospital demonstrates, through a series of color slides of lungs and lung tissue, how the persistent, prolonged irritation of cigarette smoke can bring about drastic, even fatal, changes in the lungs—convincing evidence that smoking can and does cause cancer and other lung disease. A film for the lay audience as well as for use by medical personnel.

Credits

producer

Don Hopkins

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:13:27:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28634

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cigarette smokers

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health education

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Lungs - Cancer

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Lungs - Diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Smoking

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tobacco - Physiological effect

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tobacco habit

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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