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Government Anti-Smoking Campaign #256398

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 1978
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(Studio) House subcommittee hearing on Carter administration program against smoking reported
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Califano's testimony on government campaign against smoking stated. Representative Henry Waxman's recall of President Carter's comment that life is unfair, in reference to government funds for abortions, and question to Califano about saying this to tobacco industry outlined. [WAXMAN - is concerned about fact that government subsidies encourage industry that's doing terrible things, according to Califano's testimony.] [CALIFANO - would be working to get support of President, Secretary Bergland and Congress for elimination of subsidies if he thought they encouraged children and teenagers to smoke.] Testimony of president of Tobacco Institute reported [Representative Andrew MAGUIRE - asks if Institution president is saying that he's unconvinced that there's no established relationship between illness and death and cigarette smoking.] [Institution president Horace KOENEGAY - says that this is what he's saying.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Cronkite, Walter;
Tucker, Lem

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