FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Addicted to pleasure – tobacco

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The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.

Currently, there are about 1.1 billion smokers worldwide – a seventh of the world’s population.

Every year, an estimated 7 million people die from tobacco-related diseases across the globe. 

But where did it all begin?

Watch how smoking kick-started the British Empire and created a market of addicts.

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