Tobacco: Tarred on All Sides

When someone offers a cigarette to pipe-puffing Surgeon General Luther Terry, he always grabs it. "Every one I accept I tear up," he says. "That way there's one less cigarette."

As a result of last month's report from Terry on the hazards of cigarette smoking, tobaccomen are being tarred on all sides. In the U.S. Senate last week, Wisconsin Democrat Gaylord Nelson proposed a way to raise $1 billion a year for the Government: increase the federal cigarette tax from 80 to 130 a pack. The Defense Department prohibited the cigarette companies from handing out free packs in military hospitals...

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