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Cancer / Smoking / Low Tar and Nicotine Cigarettes #247952

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 14, 1976
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(Studio) Cancer experts say smokers who won't stop have taken step in right direction by switching to low tar and nicotine cigarettes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cold Spring Harbor, New York) American Cancer Society study says number of smoker deaths of cancer and heart disease can be cut if people smoke cigarettes with low instead of high levels of tar and nicotine. [American Cancer Society rep. Dr. E. Cuyler HAMMOND - says this shouldn't be taken to mean smoking low tar and nicotine cigarettes is safe or innocuous.] Controls of study noted. Spokesperson for Tobacco Institute says he's unimpressed. [William KLOEPFER - says numbers used in tobacco controversy don't establish problem exists, can only suggest it might.] American Cancer Society officials say study gives hardest evidence yet of danger in high-level tar and nicotine smoking; are convinced shift to lower levels will increase
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

Kladstrup, Don;
Cronkite, Walter

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