Smoking and Lung Cancer

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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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Wed 26 Jun 2013 07:50 GMT

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

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