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NOVA; SEARCH FOR A SAFE CIGARETTE

08/22/2001

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Series
NOVA
Program
SEARCH FOR A SAFE CIGARETTE
Program Number

2810K1

Series Description

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

Program Description

Despite major efforts to educate the public on the health hazards of cigarettes, smoking is still a growth industry. Many health advocates now agree that global prohibition is unlikely. As new brands with reduced emissions enter the market, NOVA probes the controversial quest for a less-toxic smoke. Are these products the answer to smoking-related illnesses? Or are they simply the latest marketing strategy to increase cigarette sales? In "Search for a Safe Cigarette," NOVA gains unprecedented access to tobacco research and manufacturing facilities and asks the question: Can science help create a safer cigarette?

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; SEARCH FOR A SAFE CIGARETTE,” 08/22/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F83F2A0E30F4B83B6FA3A4EE7F15CDE.
MLA: “NOVA; SEARCH FOR A SAFE CIGARETTE.” 08/22/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F83F2A0E30F4B83B6FA3A4EE7F15CDE>.
APA: NOVA; SEARCH FOR A SAFE CIGARETTE. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F83F2A0E30F4B83B6FA3A4EE7F15CDE
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