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BBC | Tobacco Wars | Smoked Out - Episode 3 1999 - 48 min.


The series culminates with "Smoked Out," an account of the pitched courtroom battles of the 1980s and 90s -- when Big Tobacco finally negotiated with anti-smoking forces under pressure of litigation, and the prospect of increased regulation. The episode also discusses marketing and advertising campaigns targeted at teenagers who, according to anti-tobacco campaigners, need to be recruited each year in order to replace the same number who die from tobacco-related diseases. Smoked Out ends with a look toward tobacco's future, as huge new markets around the world continue to expand.