US Health Report: E-Cigarettes Not Safe for Young People - Text + Audio + Video - 10 December 2016
"America’s top health official says electronic cigarettes can cause health problems for young people.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said nicotine is a highly addictive chemical, one that can harm brain development in teenagers and young adults." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Hard-hitting anti-smoking campaign 'designed to shock' - 29 December 2014
"Online and billboard advertisements paid for by Public Health England feature a decaying roll-up cigarette,
and claim that smoking rots the body from within." (BBC) contains images which some people may find unsettling.
Reuters Video: Beach smoking ban clears air
"Cannes prohibits smoking on a beach, a ban it hopes to extend to several other beaches in the city. Elly Park reports."
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Smoking in the Movies
"With the release of the film "Thank You For Smoking", many people are wondering -- What exactly is the relationship between Hollywood and tobacco companies? Does seeing smoking in the movies really encourage people to smoke? Read on to find out what scientific research has shown about this relationship."
Smoke(1995) - A novel and a film by Paul
Auster Tagline: "Where there's smoke... there's laughter!"
Plot Outline: "A Brooklyn smoke shop is the center of neighborhood
activity, and the stories of its customers."