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The evidence against smoking keeps piling up

Not too long ago, Canadians could smoke virtually anywhere they pleased: at work, in theatres, restaurants and even hospitals. Smoking rates peaked in the early 1960s, when nearly half of all adults puffed away. But as evidence of the health hazards of cigarettes piled up, high taxes, graphic warnings and restrictions on smoking have helped make smoking unacceptable. CBC Archives traces the decline of smoking in Canada.

The doctor who authored one of the first studies of smoking and health talks about more recent findings.
Medium: Radio
Program: Quirks & Quarks
Broadcast Date: Jan. 21, 1995
Guest(s): Richard Doll
Host: Bob McDonald
Duration: 8:09

Last updated: December 21, 2012

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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