NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 28, 1984
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(Studio) Japan said considering lifting sanctions against United States cigarettes in effort to ease Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone's program to help Japanese tobacco farmers while also easing balance of trade deficit with US.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Tokyo, Japan) Japan's national smoking habits described; films shown. Economics involved and extent of lung cancer here noted. [Dr. HIRIYAMA - feels Japanese submit to peer pressure rather than being health conscious.] Cultural and production factors encouraging smoking in Japan explained.
REPORTER: Stephen Frazier
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