ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(No location given: Tim Johnson) Debate on whether health insurance companies should pay for treatment for smokers who want to quit featured; Northwest Airlines TV ad about prohibiting smoking on plane flights shown. [Two PEOPLE - say insurance companies should help smokers.] [DE commissioner of insurance David LEVINSON - says survey found insurance companies do not pay for smoking cessation services.] [Aetna medical director Dr. Halley FOUSS - says prevention is low on totem pole.] [Harvard Institution for Smoking John PINNEY - criticizes health ins. industry] American Airlines cited as company offering quit-smoking program; scenes shown. [EMPLOYEES - talk about program's reimbursement provision.] [American Airlines senior vice president Ann McNAMARA - explains company's position on smoking.]
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