CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 18, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Growing popularity among youth of clove cigarettes imported from Indonesia and health risks involved examined; films shown. [BOY - explains attraction.] [Carol CISLAW - describes son Tim's death after smoking clove cigarettes for period of time.] Physicians' belief that clove toxin in cigarettes inhibits natural defense mechanism in lungs discussed. [Dr. Frederick SCHECHTER - explains Cislaw's case.] [American Lung Association spokesperson Dr. Norman EDELMAN - notes potential for more problems with clove cigarettes due to unknown substances in them.] [Cigarette importer Hugh CASSAR - suggests those seeking evidence go to Indonesia.] [Carol CISLAW - hopes son's death will warn others.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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