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    PROBING CIGARETTE SMOKE AS A HEALTH HAZARD GOES ON APACE IN THE UNITED STATES, BACKED BY VAST RESEARCH FUNDS.

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    PROBING CIGARETTE SMOKE AS A HEALTH HAZARD GOES ON APACE IN THE UNITED STATES, BACKED BY VAST RESEARCH FUNDS.

    YESTERDAY, AMERICA'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL, SURGEON-GENERAL DR. LUTHER TERRY REPORTED THAT NEARLY ONE OUT OF FOUR MEN IN THE UNITED STATES HAD GIVEN UP CIGARETTES SINCE 1962. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME ON RECORD, WOMEN SMOKED LESS TOO - BY ABOUT THREE PER CENT.

    THE AMERICAN TOBACCO INDUSTRY HOWEVER STILL EXPECTED RECORD SALES THIS YEAR. MOST PEOPLE WHO STOPPED SMOKING AFTER THE SURGEON-GENERAL'S REPORT A YEAR AGO BEGAN AGAIN ABOUT THREE MONTHS LATER, A SPOKESMAN SAID.

    THE REPORT AT THE TIME CREATED A FURORE OVER ITS WARNING THAT CIGARETTES KILLED BY CANCER, HEART DISEASE AND OTHER AILMENTS. CIGARETTE MAKERS PUT CHARCOAL FILTERS ON THEIR PRODUCTS, SUGGESTING THEY CAPTURED "HARMFUL" CHEMICALS IN THE SMOKE, AND SALES.....YESTERDAY'S REPORT SAID CIGARETTE SMOKING ACCOUNTS FOR BETWEEN 125,000 AND 300,000 DEATH A YEAR, AND CALLED IT A NATIONAL CATASTROPHE.

    CAMBRIDGE LABORATORY HAS HELPED PROVIDE DATA FOR THE REPORT. STUDY THERE, NOW IN ITS TENTH YEAR, INCLUDES EXPERIMENTS ON THE TRACHEA OF A RABBIT. IN SOME RESPECTS, THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE STRUCTURE PRESENT IN HUMANS.

    IN ANOTHER PART OF THE LABORATORY, TWO MACHINES SMOKE HUNDREDS OF CIGARETTES IN PART OF AN EXPERIMENT TO LEARN ABOUT THE COMPONENTS OF SMOKE AND ITS EFFECTS ON HUMANS.

    (IN HAMBURG, WEST GERMANY, 10,000 WHITE MICE ARE TO BE USED THIS YEAR IN LUNG CANCER TESTS. TWENTY-TWO CIGARETTE-MAKING FIRMS ARE BACKING THE STUDY. IN BRITAIN, SIMILAR EXPERIMENTS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT ON 2,000 WHITE MICE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84AWCCBQRZ4Q4G6OULUV8PFEB
    Media URN:
    VLVA84AWCCBQRZ4Q4G6OULUV8PFEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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