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Smoking Report #56059

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 1979
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(Studio) Release of surgeon general's new report on smoking, denounced on Wednesday by tobacco industry prior to release, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details of new smoking report given. [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph CALIFANO - comments on advantages of educating public about health.] Report's comments on reasons that cigarette habit is hard to break stated.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Los Angeles, California) Methods used by some people in attempt to quit smoking noted. Exs. given, using methods practiced at Schick Center in Torrance, California. Program being taken by Richard Murphey and sister, Judy Battaglia, described. Conditioning treatment given Murphey by therapist Edward Nelson detailed. [Ms. BATTAGLIA - states reasons they signed up for courses.] Therapist Bill Cohn's treatment of Battaglia stated. [BATTAGLIA - describes experience.] Methods used by Smoke Enders cited; meeting in NYC noted. [Schick course graduate Helene POLLOCK - comments.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) CAB's strengthening of nonsmoking rules detailed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Geer, Stephen;
Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank

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