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Med.: Smoking Lawsuits #114637

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 26, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Tim O'Brien) Release of documents revealing extent of tobacco industry's awareness of health dangers from smoking featured; details given, scenes shown. [Tobacco Prods. Liability Project spokesperson Alan DARNELL - says industry's response was sham.] Documents of research results by Liggett and Myers scientist in early 1960s and Philip Morris report from 1971 outlined on screen. [Plaintiffs' attorney William TOWNSLEY - says tobacco industry's conduct is in bad faith.] Lawsuit in New Jersey courts against Philip Morris Companies Incorporated, noted. [Company attorney Charles WALL - discusses documents.] Issue of cancer-cigarette link mentioned.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Health hazards of cigarette smoking said to be subject of tomorrow's "This Wk."; Surgeon General C. Everett Koop mentioned.

O'Brien, Tim;
Serafin, Barry

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