Diary of a teenage smoker

Canada, 1991

Film
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Young women talk about the damaging effects that cigarettes have had on their lives. This video was produced with the cooperation and involvement of teenagers themselves. They recount their reasons for taking up smoking, the physical, emotional and financial costs of addiction, and their struggles to give up the habit. Never didactic, this straightforward account of tobacco addiction also uses dramatised sequences to explore the ways in which the cigarette industry targets young female smokers. Canadian comedian, Sandra Shamus, appears in the video delivering a monologue on her battle to give up the “deadly weed”.

Credits

co-producer

Rachel Low

Daphne Ballon

production company

Health and Welfare Canada

Atlantis Films

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1991

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325315

Language

English

Subject categories

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Health and hygiene

Literature → Monologues

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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