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The Long View - 14/01/2014

Jonathan Freedland is joined by Rod Liddle to compare the rise of electronic cigarettes today with the increasing popularity of snuff in the 17th century.

Jonathan Freedland is joined by Rod Liddle to compare the rise of electronic cigarettes today with the increasing popularity of snuff in the 17th century.

In 1600s, snuff came to be seen as a more socially acceptable alternative to smoking tobacco.

Nevertheless there were lingering concerns about the health effects of the new product.

As the use of electronic cigarettes takes off today, Jonathan and guests discuss the lessons from history.

Producer Laurence Grissell.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 9:30PM Tue, 14 Jan 2014
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 9:00AM Tue, 14 Jan 2014
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  • Duration 28 minutes

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