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Department of Health, Education And Welfare / Smoking #254569

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 11, 1978
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano's opening of government campaign against cigarette smoking reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Califano quoted with regard to reasons for anti-smoking campaign. [CALIFANO - lists dangers of cigarette smoking.] Details of campaign listed. Warning to women taking birth control pills of dangers of smoking noted. Other aspects include: no smoking on airplanes; tougher warnings and possibly higher taxes on cigarettes,; new Surgeon General's report; more education against smoking. Anti-smoking org's. criticism noted. That Califano plan won't censure government price-support program for tobacco pointed out. Carter and Congress stance on this noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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