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Smoking and Blacks #307470

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Health and Human Services Secretary Otis Bowen reported proposing states ban tobacco sales to those under 18. Today mentioned Great American Smokeout.

(NYC: Bob Faw) Tobacco industry's targeting of blacks in its promotionals and health implications examined; details given, scenes shown. [Doctors Richard COOPER, Brian SIMMONS - cite higher lung cancer rate among blacks.] [PEOPLE - resent community's plethora of cigarette billboards.] R. J. Reynolds noted United Negro College Fund's largest donor. [Fund spokesperson Chris EDLEY - defs. accepting industry's donations.] ["Doctors Ought to Care" author Dr. Alan BLUM - thinks tobacco industry has bought silence of black orgs.] [Ad executive Joyce HAMER - cites econs. involved for black publications and bus.] [Radio station executive Charles WARFIELD - agrees.] [Dr. Harold FREEMAN - comments.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) , "Essence" magazine said refusing to discuss amount of its revenue from tobacco industry [Voice of Mayor Edward KOCH - chastises black leaders on issue.] [Tobacco Institute spokesperson Scott STAPF - claims paternalism underlies criticism.]

Faw, Bob;
Schieffer, Bob

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