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Tobacco and regulation

Processing dried tobacco at a cigarette factory in London in 1916.
Processing dried tobacco at a cigarette factory in London in 1916.
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By the late 1940s, there was strong evidence that smoking damages health. It was only in the early 1960s, however, that the government began a campaign to reduce smoking.

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Further reading

  • Pollock, D., Denial and Delay: The political history of smoking and health, 1951-1964 (Public Record Office, 1999)

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