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Federal Communications Commission Ban / Cigarette Ad. / Great Britain / Moss #4113

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon says he'll take stand on Federal Communications Commission proposal to ban cigarette advertising on TV and radio. Dr. Irving Rollins, Tobacco Institute, comments on ban.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) [ROLLINS - declares Federal Communications Commission announcement threat to usurp Congress function. Relationship between tobacco use and health complex. Cause not known of lung cancer and emphysema. Heart disease not related to cigarettes. Tobacco blamed prematurely.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Great Britain bans television ads. but tobacco sales and TV advertising revenue grows.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(London, England) At first, government insists tobacco industry take glamour out of cigarette ads. Britain campaigned against smoking. Ads. taken off air three years ago. Cigarette industry grew. Last year, British smoked 2,000 cigarettes for every person. 14 British commercial stations richer than before ban.
REPORTER: Bill Beutel

(Studio) Senator Frank Moss wants tough regulations to discourage young from smoking.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Beutel, Bill;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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