Where there's smoke

Canada, 1970

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A compilation of satirical anti-smoking clips. Animated clips include: Artificial Lung: A youngster is encouraged to smoke because by the time he grows up, portable artificial lungs will probably be available. Cheat: People who are tempted to cheat the government out of taxes are advised to quit smoking. Dynamite: When he cannot find a match, a worker explodes when using a fuse to light his cigarette. Firing Squad: A man facing a firing squad boasts that despite smoking, he anticipates being in good health for the rest of his life. Fringe Benefits: Benefits of smoking include extracting information from spies, damaging furniture and providing work for the medical profession. Funeral: A clever way to kill an enemy is to offer him a cigarette every time you see him. Hero: A man who works and plays hard may be a hero but a smoker is a slave. Lover: By the time a man reaches a woman whose very long cigarette he has lit, she has aged dramatically—”the longer you smoke, the shorter life gets.” Suicide: Smoking is recommended as an efficient way to commit suicide. Volcano: A voice bragging about having always smoked turns out to belong to an erupting volcano. Live-action clips include: Carmen: An opera singer prepares for the starring role in Carmen as she smokes but collapses in a coughing fit when she starts to sing. Coffee House: Exasperated by the number of people smoking around her, a woman in a cafe clears the premises by putting on a gas mask and petting a skunk. Cough Dance: A smoking couple cough as they dance until they can dance no longer. Party: The hostess offers cigarettes to her guests of whom the healthy-looking decline and the haggard-looking accept. Vampire: A vampire collapses after biting a chain smoking woman.

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Robert Verrall



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Animation → Animated films - Canada


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

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

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

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Short films → Short films - Canada






16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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