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Tobacco Industry / Regulation #168296

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 22, 1996
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(Studio: Renee Poussaint) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) The reaction of the tobacco industry to reports that President Clinton will give the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) authority to regulate cigarettes to keep them away from children examined; details given of the industry's position that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) cannot regulate cigarette advertising on freedom of speech grounds. The awarding of a settlement by a Florida jury to ex- smoker Grady Carter recalled; map shown of states filing lawsuits against tobacco companies. [Florida Governor Lawton CHILES - says the public is mad at tobacco companies.]

(Studio: Renee Poussaint) The drop in tobacco stocks cited. Stock Market Report.

O'Brien, Tim;
Poussaint, Renee

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