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CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Premature death rate among cigarette smokers noted; Environmental Protection Agency study, claiming relationship between lung cancer among nonsmokers and smoke from others' cigarettes, examined. Details outlined on screen. [EPA analyst James REPACE - claims smokers present cancer risk to nonsmokers.] Various carcinogenics regulated by government listed on screen. [Action on Smoking and Health spokesperson John BANZHAF - claims cigarette smoke is major pollutant.] [Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett KOOP - feels nonsmokers' militancy is result of health concerns.] Tobacco ind. ad shown. [Ind. spokesperson Walker MERRIMENT - denies credible evidence that tobacco smoke causes disease in nonsmokers.] [BANZHAF - opposes smokers playing Russian roulette with lungs of nonsmokers.] [MERRIMENT - thinks smokers are only minority left in country safe to hate.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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