Stop-smoking clinic held at New York City's Hunter College 12 January in the make of he surgeon general's report condemning smoking as a health hazard.
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Background: Stop-smoking clinic held at New York City's Hunter College 12 January in the make of he surgeon general's report condemning smoking as a health hazard.
About 2,700 persons turned out for help at the clinic, which is being run by the National Health Foundation, a private group, and which is endorsed by the American Cancer Society and American Heart/Association and the New York City Health Department. A group of doctors outlined a five-day plan to stop smoking. Opening shot shows cigarettes being snubbed out as audience entered auditorium in which no smoking was permitted (this standard in New York auditoriums), but at least for some of this audience, the cigarette they snubbed out may have been their last. In out story Dr. James Short tells interviewer Kenneth Brodney how to cut out smoking. The outcuts include more of the same, then some interview with people as they were leaving the hall. Items in silent film at very end of outcuts are diseased lungs.