CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Susan Spencer) Med. study reported released asserting undeniable evidence that smoking causes heart attacks and heart disease in women just as in men; scenes of women smoking shown. [Ofc. on Smoking and Health Dr. Ronald DAVIS - says women have "come a long way baby" in terms of dying from cigarette smoking.] 6-yr. study reported blaming half heart attacks of women studied on smoking. Statistics of report cited. [Harvard public health school Dr. Walter WILLETT - says now it's absolutely clear that there is no safe level of cigarette smoking.] "New England Journal of Medicine" noted denouncing cigarette advertising and athletic events geared toward women; scenes shown. [DAVIS - says lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as foremost killer of women.] Study also reported asserting much of cigarette damage is reversible.
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