I hope you have been enjoying these old Irish videos. I have tried to find one every week, and you can see a selection of the posts here.
This video is from 1962, when cigarettes and their ill effects were not so well known. However, this interview revealed a new report about how cigarettes are linked to lung cancer. Several Irish people were interviewed and asked if they were worried about lung cancer and how many cigarettes they smoke a day. Interesting that many people are aware of the dangers but don’t care. It was long before changes started in-laws for limiting their advertising and availability. It was 42 years later that Ireland became the first country in the world to ban all smoking in the workplace, including in bars. I used to be a smoker for many years, but a few years ago, I managed to give them up, and it was the best thing I ever did. Enjoy this short video clip.