Smoking: a new focus

United States, 1972

Film
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Examines the problem of smoking from a medical and sociological standpoint, avoiding scare tactics and preaching. Excerpts from the Surgeon-General’s Report, an animated drawing of lung function and an explanation by Dr James Sherman substantiate the case against smoking. Traces smoking from its Spanish heritage, through the Middle East, to the New World and updates the course of events by analogies to the pollution problem. Presented by James Brolin.

Credits

producer/director

Noel Nosseck

production company

American Educational Films

Directions Unlimited

Duration

00:15:02:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28636

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tobacco industry

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Chronic diseases

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

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

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

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Public health

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 - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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