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American Agenda (Medicine: Children and Smoking Ads) #132612

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Publication in the "New England Journal of Medicine" of two studies showing link between teen smokers and advertising noted.

(New York: Beth Nissen) Controversy over whether the cartoon character used to promote Camel cigarettes is selling cigarettes to children examined; scenes shown of ads and products promoting the Camel brand. [Three KIDS - talk about Camel's Smooth Joe Camel.] [New York City consumer affairs commissioner Mark GREEN - criticizes tobacco industry.] [R.J. Reynolds Tom GRISCOM - defends marketing.] Results of the two medical journal studies detailed. [University of Massachusetts Medical School Dr. Joe DiFRANZA - says research found Camels popular among kids.] [Medical College of Georgia Dr. Rick RICHARDS - says youngsters are being influenced.] [GRISCOM, GREEN - comment further.] Position of the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) on these studies noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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