Watch Breaking the Habit
- 5 min
Breaking the Habit is a groundbreaking 1964 health documentary about the dangers of smoking. The film was a complete novelty for its day, in a time when there was no understood link between smoking and lung cancer and other illnesses. The film made public knowledge for the first time of the severe dangers that smoking posed to public health, and was one of the first documented anti smoking pieces in the world. The film presents evidence, and footage of real diseased lungs to convince people to quit their smoking habits. The film was challenged at the time.