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Smoking Survey / Pkg. Warnings #5429

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 27, 1969
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(Studio) Fewer teenagers smoking cigarettes than 10 years ago. Of 17-yr.-olds, 40% fewer girls and 26% fewer boys. Education programs help decrease.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Lansing, Michigan) School children tell of smoking experiences. Michigan State University survey shows preteen smoking facts. [Dr. Erwin BETTINGHAUS - says 13% kids from 10-15 smoked. 1/2 smoked from 10 years of age. 12% smoked from age of 6.] Elementary schools teach smoking hazards from 3rd grade up. 11-yr.-olds recall their 1st puff.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) House Commerce Committee approves stronger health warnings for cigarette packages. Committee rejects warning for ad. Cmte. version to say "smoking casually connected with lung cancer."
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Tuckner, Howard

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