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A Closer Look (Smokeout) #194282

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 2000
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Statistics on quitting smoking outlined on screen.

(New York: John McKenzie) New treatment guidelines for quitting smoking examined; details given of the latest research on medications, counseling and social support. [Long-time smoker Ray ALDRIDGE - comments on smoking and quitting.] [University of Wisconsin Medical School Dr. Michael FIORE - says there are different options, including five medications.] [Mayo Clinic Dr. Richard HURT - says telephone counseling helps.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: Deborah Amos) Research on a shot to stop smoking examined; diagram shown to illustrate how a vaccine would work against nicotine. [Hennepin County Medical Center Dr. Paul PENTEL - says the vaccine would reduce the amount of nicotine reaching the brain; explains the "craving."] ["The Hungry Brain" author Dr. Robert DUPONT - expresses skepticism over scientific research.]

Amos, Deborah;
Gibson, Charles;
McKenzie, John

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