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American Agenda (Medicine: Secondhand Smoke) #141194

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tucson: Beth Nissen) Environmental Protection Agency government report on the damage secondhand smoke may cause to children examined; details given of the links to childhood medical problems, including asthma and chronic ear infections. [University of Arizona Dr. Fernando MARTINEZ - says environmental tobacco smoke is hazardous to health.] [Saint Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Dr. Carol SMALL, PARENT, University of Arizona Dr. Robert CRAVENS - talk about young patients.] Case of one young boy, who needs ear surgery and has two smoking parents, cited as an example. [Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. William CAHAN - calls it child abuse.] [MARTINEZ - says parents are uninformed.] [Smoking MOTHER, parent Yolanda LASAL - comment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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