Showdown on Tobacco Road

Home » emc » titles

Showdown on Tobacco Road

  • 1987 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
  • Today smoking is being passionately debated everywhere: in homes and offices, in restaurants and hospitals, in the courts, state legislatures, even in the Congress. Cigarettes are now a national dilemma. They are not the accepted part of life they once were. Discusses the history of the advertising campaigns that addicted a nation, the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking, medical counseling, conflicts in society, the tobacco industry and its fight-back, political reaction and First Amendment rights.
  • Topics: (Advertising, Medicine, Public Health and Safety)