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Medicine: Smoking / Industry Coverup / American Medical Association Report / FDA #160921

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 13, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jackie Judd) The AMA's accusation against the tobacco industry featured; details given of its examination of Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation internal documents that led to several articles on smoking and the industry's coverup of research findings in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" [American Medical Association executive vice president James TODD - says the industry has been duping the public.] [Tobacco industry opponent University of California at San Francisco professor Stanton GLANTZ - says B&W knew about nicotine's addictiveness.] American Medical Association recommendations for controlling tobacco and related illnesses outlined on screen. [American Medical Association president Dr. Lonnie BRISTOW - calls for an end to exports.] [Brown and Williamson attorney Richard SCHNEIDER - accuses the American Medical Association of politics.]

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The apparent decision by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to treat nicotine as a drug and to try to regulate the sale of cigarettes to minors examined. [President CLINTON - comments.] [Last year, FDA commissioner Dr. David KESSLER - comments on the manipulation of nicotine levels.] Recent moves by the Republican-controlled Congress that would benefit the tobacco industry cited. [Representative Newt GINGRICH - calls the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) fight big government interference.]

Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie;
Stark, Lisa

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