• Short Summary

    A look at various people smoking cigarettes, and how much tobacco is wasted at the end.

  • Description


    M/S of a picture of the man who invented the first cigarette after the Crimean war. A man holds 'threes' which are old cigarettes wrapped in paper. Various shots of old cigarette labels and adverts. C/U of a female hand holding a cigarette, it disappears and she doesn't know what to do with her hand. Various shots of an artist (Joe Noble ?) smoking heavily whilst painting. A 'film star' reclines on a chaise longue and has her nose powdered whilst holding a cigarette in a long holder.

    M/S diagram showing how far all the cigarettes you smoked in a day would stretch. Various diagrams show how many cigarettes worth of tobacco are wasted in a day by people of different occupations. A man has the last part of his cigarette on a stick to smoke as much as possible when it gets too short to hold. Various shots of a family sat around smoking a hookah which burns down very quickly. A 'doctor' examines a man's throat which is sore. He asks him how he got it and he says it was cigarettes, not smoking them but asking for them.

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    Film ID:
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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:22:00 / 01:43:05:00
    NSP 291

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "picture of the man who invented the first cigarette" - his name appears to be Robert Gloag (possibly Robert Golag).

    "A man holds 'threes' " - they were actually called Sweet Threes.

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