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Clinton / Tobacco Plan / Teen Smoking #175479

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: John Donvan) Announcement by President Clinton of his plan to change the tobacco deal featured; the president's conditions outlined on screen. [CLINTON - calls for sweeping Congressional legislation to reduce teen smoking; wants the penalties against the tobacco industry to be non- tax deductible.] [Senator Don NICKLES - responds.] The White House view that the tobacco companies are willing to pay more than was in the proposed settlement discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Aaron Brown) A closer look at how a dramatic price in cigarettes would affect teen smoking examined; statistics cited on what happened in Canada. [Nonsmokers Rights/Canada David SWEANOR - says tripling price led to a drop in teen consumption.] [TEEN - comments.] [Economist Jeffrey HARRIS - affirms that rising prices would deter teen smoking.]

Brown, Aaron;
Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter

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