• Short Summary

    TOBACCO INTERESTS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE STANDING BY FOR THE LONG-AWAITED REPORT ON SMOKING AND HEALTH.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & CU..ADVERTISEMENT FOR CAMEL CIGARETTES IN NEW YORK (2 SHOTS)
    0.07

    2.
    GV TOBACCO SHOP
    0.11

    3.
    SCU CIGARETTES BEING SOLD
    0.15

    4.
    GV TRAYS OF CIGARETTES
    0.17

    5.
    GV MAN BUYS TOBACCO
    0.21

    6.
    SV MAN BUYS PIPE
    0.27

    7.
    GV SIGN "HUNTER COLLEGE" (ANTI-SMOKING CLINIC)
    0.30

    8.
    GV INT..PEOPLE ENTER CLINIC
    0.35

    9.
    GV & SV..TWO MEN ATTEND CLINIC, TALK TO ASSISTANT
    0.41

    10.
    GV's..ANTI-SMOKING POSTERS (4 SHOTS)
    0.56

    11.
    SV ANTI-SMOKING PAMPHLETS
    1.01

    12.
    SV SCHOOLBOY LIGHTS UP OUTSIDE WISCONSIN SCHOOL
    1.07

    13.
    GV & SV PAN.. SCHOOLBOYS SMOKING
    1.21

    14.
    SV SCHOOLBOYS SMOKING, OTHER STUDENTS ARRIVE
    1.24

    15.
    GV INT.. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
    1.28

    16.
    SV & CU..CURRENT PRICES (2 SHOTS)
    1.34

    17.
    GV PAN..INT..TOBACCO AUCTION IN WAREHOUSE
    1.41

    18.
    SV PAN..BALES OF TOBACCO
    1.44

    19.
    GV's..TRUCK LOADED WITH TOBACOO (2 SHOTS)
    1.53

    20.
    GV HOUSE BELONGING TO TOBACCO FARMER MR BILLY LYNCH
    1.56

    21.
    SV MR LYNCH INTERVIEWED, "WELL WE JUST HAVE TO GET IN TO.."IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY"
    2.15

    22.
    SCU PAN..WORKMEN STAND AROUND A BALE OF TOBACCO
    2.20


    TRANSCRIPT: MR LYNCH: "WELL, WE JUST HAVE TO GET IN TO SOMETHING ELSE AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY WOULD FIND TO TAKE THE PLACE OF TOBACCO."



    QUESTION: "DO YOU THINK IT WILL CAUSE PEOPLE TO STOP SMOKING?"



    ANSWER: "I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK THAT THERE WILL BE AS MANY NEW ONES STARTED AS OLD ONES QUIT IN MY OPINION."



    QUESTION: "IS THERE ANY CROP THAT COULD BRING IN AS MUCH MONEY AS TOBACCO?"



    ANSWER: "NO SIR, NOT IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY".




    Initials RE/N/MGT/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TOBACCO INTERESTS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE STANDING BY FOR THE LONG-AWAITED REPORT ON SMOKING AND HEALTH. IT'S TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW (SATURDAY) BY DR LUTHER TERRY, SURGEON-GENERAL. THE REPORT HAS BEEN FRAMED BY A PANEL OF THE COUNTRY'S TOP MEDICAL EXPERTS.

    THE 11-MAN PANEL, CHOSEN FOR ITS IMPARTIALITY AND HIGH PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, IS EXPECTED TO THROW LIGHT ON THE CONTROVERSY OVER LINKS BETWEEN CIGARETTE SMOKING AND LUNG CANCER. A TIGHT SECURITY SCREEN HAS SHIELDED THE PANEL'S WORK... AND FINDING... FROM THE PUBLIC EYE.

    RELEASE OF THE REPORT ON A SATURDAY WAS DELIBERATELY ARRANGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CLOSING OF THE STOCK MARKETS. SPECULATION ON THE REPORT HAS BEEN RIFE WITH MOST INCLINED TO THE VIEW THAT CIGARETTE SMOKING WILL BE INDICATED AS DANGEROUS.

    TOBACCO IN THE UNITED STATES IS AN EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR BUSINESS OF WHICH MORE THAN THREE BILLION DOLLARS ARE POCKET BY FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN EXCISE TAXES. THE CROP IS GROWN IN 21 STATES AND PROVIDES A LIVELIHOOD FOR THREE-QUARTERS OF A MILLION FAMILIES. TOBACCO IS THE COUNTRY'S FIFTH LARGEST CASH CROP.

    MOST OF THE FLOURISHING INDUSTRY IS CENTRED IN THE DEEP SOUTH, AND IT IS FROM THERE THAT THE DEEPEST CONCERN IS FELT FOR THE FUTURE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTION.

    ALREADY CIGARETTE FIRMS ARE COUNTER ATTACKING. ONE MAJOR COMPANY HAS INTRODUCED A NEW CIGARETTE IN A PACKET SHOWING THE TAR AND NICOTINE CONTENTS. THIS PERMITS THE SMOKER TO GAUGE FOR HIMSELF THE RELATIVE HAZARDS OF THE BRAND HE IS SMOKING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB0CDJG06EQT2LVAX7DUOKBMAL
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0CDJG06EQT2LVAX7DUOKBMAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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