ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) American Medical Association's campaign to outlaw all tobacco ads. examined; scenes shown. [American Medical Association spokesperson Dr. Ron DAVIS - defends push for censorship.] AMA's proposed ban outlined, discussed. [Tobacco Institute spokesperson Walker MERRYMAN - defends the legality of ads.] [American Medical Association delegate Dr. D.E. WARD - feels proposal violates constitutionality of free speech.]
REPORTER: George Strait
(NYC) History of tobacco ads. reviewed; scenes shown. Econ. impact of AMA's proposed ban discussed. [Association of Ad. Agencies spokesperson Leonard MATTHEWS - feels some mags. will be put out of business; elaborates.] Cigarette advertising expenditures listed on screen. [MATTHEWS - doesn't believe smoking would be reduced if ban occurs; cites experience of 14 nations that have such ban in place.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - questions constitutionality of ban.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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