CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 24, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Airlines ban on smoking reported going into effect today; impact of changing attitudes toward smoking on tobacco industry featured. [In class to give up smoking, smoker Helen DeVOTO - says has to do it for herself.] [Stop smoking instructor Louise TUCHMAN - says smokers don't realize they will have to stop.] Review of health studies of smoking given; scenes shown. [In 1986, Surgeon General C. Everett KOOP - says involuntary smoking is cause of disease.] [Action on Smoking and Health spokesperson John BANZHAF - says smokers realize they are harming other people.] Feeling that smoking is not "cool" any more detailed. [WOMAN - says smoking is not a turn-on.] Scenes shown from "Now Voyager" of Bette Davis smoking. [TUCHMAN - says Humphrey Bogart died from smoking.] Journalist Edward R. Murrow's penchant for cigarettes noted; scenes shown. [DeVOTO - comments.] television ads. for cigarettes shown. Restrictions of smoking in public areas reviewed. [Smokers' Rights Alliance Dave BRENTON - discusses image of smokers.] [Voice of DeVOTO - says she will stop smoking.] Diversification of tobacco companies detailed; Liggett Group, Incorporated, Philip Morris Companies, Incorporated, R. J. Reynolds Industries, Incorporated, named. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Bruce Hall) Tobacco farmers in Maryland and North Carolina featured; details given, scenes shown from tobacco auction. [Tobacco farmer Billy ADDISON - expresses farmers' frustration.] Drop in tobacco prices noted. [ADDISON - says tobacco warehses. will be replaced by real estate development in this area of MD.] Tobacco noted North Carolina's most profitable crop; scenes shown. [Farmer John VOLLMER - discusses problems in attempting to diversify crops.] [Wife Betty and John VOLLMER - talk about export market for tobacco.] For. mkts. mentioned. [Tobacco Growers Association T. Carlton BLALOCK - discusses growing rate of exports.]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Growth of smoking in developing ntns. featured; scenes shown of smokers in Panama, China, PR, and Japan. [British anti-smoking lobby spokesperson David SIMPSON - predicts tobacco epidemic in China.] Beginnings of restrictions on smoking in Japan cited; television ads. in Japan shown. [WHO consultant Dr. Gregory CONNOLLY - says cigarette pkgs. sold overseas do not have health warning labels.] Changes in smoking habits in Norway, Great Britain, France reported; scenes shown. Tobacco companies reported not concerned with health hazards for smokers in their new mkts.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) WHO statistics on deaths attributed to smoking noted.