Medicine: Capsules, Feb. 5, 1973

— "It's a whole 'nother smoke," claims the commercial for one of the "little cigars." The U.S. Public Health Service and the Federal Trade Commission disagree with that claim, at least as it bears on the health hazards of the small, tobacco-wrapped smokes that usually come in packs of 20. Because they can be easily inhaled in the same manner as cigarettes and have roughly the same amounts of nicotine and tars, they can be just as dangerous, the Government agencies contend. Therefore the FTC recommended last week that little cigars be treated like...

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