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NOVA; Can China Kick The Habit


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Can China Kick The Habit
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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This program visits the most cigarette-addicted nation in the world--China. Western advertising and trading practices have exacerbated the fatal romance with smoking in the world's most populous country, where lung cancer cases are beginning to strain the nation's health care system.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Can China Kick The Habit,” 11/08/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_63853E610C544799AB584EA83B189BA0.
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APA: NOVA; Can China Kick The Habit. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_63853E610C544799AB584EA83B189BA0
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