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Medicine: Environmental Smoke / Tobacco Industry #586967

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 10, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) American Heart Association, American Lung Association and American Cancer Society reported teaming up to demand restrictions on smoke in the environment. [American Lung Association president Dr. Lee REICHMAN - says it's time for policy makers to enact laws.] American Heart Association representative reported refuting the Tobacco Institute's claim that there is no connection between fatal diseases and environmental smoke; number of annual deaths from secondhand smoke cited.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Healthy Buildings International's ties to Philip Morris Companies, Incorporated, and the Tobacco Institute featured. [Former Healthy Buildings International employee Jeff SECKLER - relates what company president Gray Robertson told him about involvement with the tobacco industry; comments on Philip Morris reaction when Pepsico banned smoking in its building.] [ROBERTSON - talks about tobacco industry funding of the company.] Excerpt of videotape of media coach training Seckler how to behave if asked about the effects of environmental smoke, memos to Robertson from The Tobacco Institute and Philip Morris shown; Philip Morris statement on supporting Healthy Buildings quoted. [Tobacco Institute Brennan DAWSON - comments on relationship with Healthy Buildings.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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