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Saccharin and Cigarette Bans #493786

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1977
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(Studio) Congress is asked if saccharin to be banned for health reasons, why aren't cigarettes.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Group called Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) petitions FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to make cigarettes prescription drug. [ASH spokesperson John BANZHAF - cites requested provisions.] Supporting petition is former United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) says cigarettes not in its jurisdiction; would be up to Congress to ban cigarettes and due to amount of use and economy of tobacco industry, it would be difficult to get it passed.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Reporter(s):
Bazell, Robert;
Brinkley, David
Duration:
00:01:30

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