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Tobacco Industry / Nicotine Ruling / Florida Trial #172723

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) Implications of a judge's ruling that tobacco products are within the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) definition of a drug and a drug delivery device examined. [Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Matthew MYERS - calls it the most devastating legal loss for the industry.] [Former Surgeon General C. Everett KOOP - comments.] The additional legal ruling on tobacco advertising mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jacksonville: Aaron Brown) The trial of Florida of RJ Reynolds tobacco company for endangering smokers' health featured; scenes shown from the courtroom. [In response plaintiff's attorney Ron Motley, RJR product development director Dr. David TOWNSEND - offers non-committal testimony about the health effects of tobacco.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter

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