Pierre Maisonneuve presents a report on cigarettes (1982 capture)
Quitting smoking is at the top of the New Year's resolutions. This desire to get rid of tobacco to improve one's health has existed for several decades, as evidenced by our archives.
Associated with freedom in the 1960s, cigarettes have a bad press today. The first restrictions on smoking in public places in Canada began in the 1970s. At the time, studies demonstrating the harmful effects of environmental smoke on the health of non-smokers multiplied. At the same time, they lead to a strengthening of the laws.
With the addictive power of nicotine, quitting smoking is no small feat. Thus, even after cancer or heart disease, some smokers continue to smoke cigarettes.
In the early 1970s, the Montreal Chest Institute offered smokers freedom from the influence of tobacco. For 10 weeks and for the sum of $25, clinic participants attend weekly group sessions.
Excerpt from a report on a clinic to fight against smoking at the Montreal Chest Institute.
For a report from the show Today's Woman of April 19, 1971, the journalist France Nadeau meets those who are nicknamed the “non-smokers“. “I've been smoking for 50 years,” said one participant in a group discussion. The man estimates that he would have smoked around 365,000 cigarettes in his lifetime.
To taste food better, to save money, to set an example, to improve one's health, there are many reasons to give up smoking.
« One good evening in July, it was very hot […] I threw away my cigarette and said: it's over, I don't smoke anymore. ”
— A former smoker
In this excerpt from the show Format 30of July 3, 1972, former smokers talk about quitting smoking. Testimonies collected by journalist Michel Pelland.
Testimonials collected by journalist Michel Pelland where former smokers talk about the way they said goodbye to cigarettes.
In the early 1980s, despite anti-smoking campaigns, the industry was doing fairly well, as presenter Pierre Maisonneuve asserts.
In the bulletin Ce evening of January 25, 1982, journalist Jean-François Lamarche presents a report on the harmful effects of cigarette. In an interview, Dr. André Gervais explains that there are many more tobacco-related diseases today than 20 years ago.
The doctor mentions that the passive smoker can also develop pathologies. Children of parents who smoke suffer more from pneumonia and respiratory infections than children who grow up in a smoke-free environment.
Report by journalist Jean-François Lamarche on the harmful effects of cigarettes.
At the end of the report, Pierre Maisonneuve affirms that he will try, once again, to stop To smoke. “It's not a promise, but at least it's a try,” he says.
A particularly funny moment of television, since the presenter says these words while while smoking a cigarette, in the studio.
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