ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 10, 1979
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(Studio) Federal government's plans to begin new antismoking campaign noted. Upcoming new report from surgeon general with regard to smoking and health reported Tobacco industry's denunciation of project stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Details of surgeon general's report given. [Former Surgeon General Dr. Luther TERRY - comments.] News conference held by Tobacco Institute, prior to release of report, noted. [Tobacco Institute Vice President William DWYER - comments on HEW Secretary Joseph Califano's antismoking campaign.] Califano's reservation of all comments until official release of report stated.
REPORTER: Margaret Osmore
(DC) Lack of success of Califano's program noted. [Tobacco FARMER-comments.] American Cancer Society television ad shown. [Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) spokesperson John BANZHAF - comments on Califano's lack of action.] Outside, rather than government, pressures said to have been most successful in fighting smoking war. Banning of cigarette ads on television mentioned; other such pressures and resulting actions cited. Impt. of tobacco industry to US econ. and effect of this on pols. examined. President Carter's visits to North Carolina since start of Califano's campaign noted. Film shown. [CARTER - comments on tobacco industry]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
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