CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 11, 1976
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(Studio) American Cancer Society reports increase in smoking by teenage girls.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [TEEN - says smoked in 6th grade because it was cool; now it's a habit.] [2nd TEEN - can't quit smoking.] American Cancer Society says 30% of boys smoke. 27% of girls smoke; increase of 5% since 1969. [National Cancer Institute Dr. Dorothy GREEN - cites changing lifestyle as 1 of reasons girls smoke more.] Teens more likely to smoke if someone in their family does. Teens from white-collar or college-educated families less likely to smoke. [3rd TEEN - says parents would rather her smoke cigarettes than marijuana.] [4th TEEN - says can't get in trouble with cigarettes.]
REPORTER: Connie Chung
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