This film starts with a look at the cultivation of tobacco and its role in the economy, and moves on to an examination of the many substances found in cigarettes, how those substances are transformed by burning, and the harmful effect of smoking on the body. Effects on the nervous, cardiac, and respiratory systems are described and shown with animated sequences. Animal experiments that illustrate the physiological impact of nicotine, tar, and other substances are shown.
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Encyclopedia Britannica Films; Source: Item; Research date: 11/17/2011
Black and white
Producer, Milan Herzog.
Received: Apr. 21, 1988 as a donation from the Province of British Columbia.