NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 18, 1981
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(Studio) United States office on smoking and health reported proceeding with large scale antismoking campaign despite threatened cutbacks in budget; details given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Chicago, Illinois) Lung cancer among women examined; case of Gwen Maxwell cited as example [Gwendelon MAXWELL - reacts to situation.] Epidemic proportions of lung cancer among women examined. [Dr. Harvey GOLOMB - notes incrd. victims among young women.] Marianne Burke's case described. [BURKE - comments on low number of cigarettes she smoked.] [Dr. Thomas DeMEESTER - comments on incrd. risk of developing lung cancer among minimal smokers.] Bill Burke's smoking habits and possibility of smoking partner incring. the other's lung cancer risks reported; findings of Japanese research team outlined. Details of study appearing in "British Medical Journal", examined. [DeMEESTER - notes non-smoking women developing lung cancer and possible link with environmental of smoker.] Severity of lung cancer with regard to mortality rate noted; breast cancer mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Kaufman