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Medicine and Money (Cigarettes: Taxes; Farmers, Illness) #147608

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rally in Washington, DC, by North Carolina tobacco farmers opposed to raising taxes on cigarettes shown.

(Bunn, North Carolina: Walter Rodgers) The future for tobacco farmers, especially if a cigarette tax is imposed, examined; Bunn, North Carolina, farming scenes shown. [Tobacco farmer John VOLLMER, farm equipment dealer Marjorie LANGSTON, farmer Betty VOLLMER - comment on the economics of a cigarette tax.] The reasons why it is difficult for tobacco farmers to switch to farming other crops outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Beth Nissen) The medical cost of smoking-related illnesses examined; hospital scenes shown; statistics cited. [Emphysema victim Christian FRY - opposes tobacco growing.] [American Cancer Society Dr. John LYNCH - blames tobacco use for preventable deaths.] Smoking billboards shown. [Senator Tom HARKIN - comments.] Impact a cigarette tax would have on revenue and consumption noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth;
Rodgers, Walter

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