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Smoking and Lung Cancer

Duration:
11 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 26 June 2013

It wasn't until the 1950s that British researchers first connected cigarette smoking with the huge rise in people suffering from lung cancer. Initially, scientists had thought pollution was a much more likely cause. Hear an archive of Sir Richard Doll who carried out the original studies and Sir Richard Peto who worked with him.

(Image: A man holding a cigarette and blowing out smoke. Credit: Press Association)

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