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Why do we smoke?

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 05 October 2012

In this week's programme Mike Williams looks at why people start smoking. Nearly 50 years after the world first learned that smoking kills, millions are still picking up the habit. He also discovers who was behind one of the most lethal inventions of all time - the cigarette.

(Image: The silhouette of a woman as she smokes. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

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