Reactions of smokers and non-smokers to a new report linking smoking with lung cancer.

Reports from the Royal College of Physicians in London and the Danish Cancer Association have pointed to the link between smoking and lung cancer. Opinions differ as to the impact of cigarette smoking on a person's health among members of the public who spoke to RTÉ News.

One non-smoker comments,

If you want to be fit and well, you have to keep off cigarettes...I think it weakens a man's strength of character.

Smokers were in general agreement that cigarette smoking wasn't of benefit to one's health, but the findings of the report didn't seem to motivate them enough to stop smoking completely, 

The doctors know their own business, but as far as I'd be concerned, the fella who'd smoke twenty or thirty a day might get a bit worried.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking a comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 March 1962.