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The men who tried to warn us about smoking

British doctors produced a report in 1962 warning that 1 in 3 smokers would die before the age of 65. They suggested restrictions on advertising and on smoking in public places.

British doctors produced an alarming report in 1962 warning that 1 in 3 smokers would die before the age of 65. The doctors suggested restrictions on advertising and on smoking in public places but the UK government did little except launch a health education campaign.

Credit: Interviews with Sir George Godber and Charles Fletcher courtesy of the Medical Sciences Video Archive, part of a project run by Oxford Brookes University and the Royal College of Physicians.

Photo: 1956 (Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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