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Tobacco Trials #320039

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Lexington, Mississippi, tobacco trial recalled. Similar cases noted pending. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Newark, New Jersey, tobacco trial featured. [Plaintiff's attorney Marc EDELL - comments on tobacco industry] [Tobacco industry attorney Chuck WALL - tells how many related cases filed in US.] Antonio Cipollone's case featured; details given of wife Rose Cipollone's death from cigarette smoking; scenes shown. Defense strategy outlined. [EDELL - claims tobacco industry always knew of smoking hazards &suppressed info.] Tobacco industry noted asserting smoker's have choice. [WALL - comments on free choice.] Anti-smoking activists reported filing more suits than ever. [Action on Smoking and Health spokesperson John BANZHAF - comments on info.] Cases'publicity noted causing more to stop smoking.

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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