Smoking: One Year Later

A year ago, a committee of impartial experts reported to Surgeon General Luther L. Terry that "cigarette smoking is a health hazard" and warrants "appropriate remedial action." Last week a dozen voluntary health organizations that have joined with three agencies of the Federal Government in a National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health met in Washington to assess what "remedial action" has been taken.

On the legislative level, the few proposals aimed at curbing cigarette consumption have been buried in committee. Last week Washington's Senator Warren Magnuson proposed that all cigarette packages be...

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