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Memorandum S-1768--Proposed Youth Education Program on Tobacco Use

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

Memorandum S-1768--Proposed Youth Education Program on Tobacco Use

In 1990 a bill was introduced in the Tennessee legislature that would require health educational programs for children and youth "to address the hazards of nicotine abuse." The tobacco industry opposed the measure, saying, "Citing the Surgeon General, the bill incorrectly describes nicotine as an addictive drug" and that "...such a program cannot promote the kind of informed and responsible decision-making by young people that all of us would desire."

The memo also touts the industry's Responsible Living youth program to as an argument against legislation.

Title MEMORANDUM S-1768 -- PROPOSED YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM ON TOBACCO USE
Date 19900223
URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/cgm86d00