1990 Aircraft Smoking Ban News Clip
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[1990 Aircraft Smoking Ban News Clip]
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This warning light will now stay on permanently, on virtually all 17,000 domestic flights a day in the United States. Only the handful of flights lasting more than six hours will allow cigarette smoking after today. Most passengers say they can now breathe easier.
I think it’s just much cleaner, healthier, safer.
I think it’s great.
New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, once a two pack a day smoker himself led the fight against in-flight smoking.
SEN FRANK LAUTENBERG
(D) New Jersey
It’s a health issue. People who don’t want to smoke shouldn’t been obliged to smoke someone else’s smoke.
Flight attendants who have to breathe recycled airplane air 40 or 50 hours a week were the strongest supporters of the ban.
ASSOC OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
Being a flight attendant, a full-time flight attendant is like living with a pack a day smoker.
The tobacco industry insists that the ban is unnecessary and discriminatory. And today, some smoking passengers were fuming.
If I choose to smoke, that’s my right.
I almost drove.
In an effort to sue smokers the American Lung Association handed out survival kits of mints and chewing gum.
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
I think this will prompt some smokers to say; Gee! Maybe I ought to quit smoking and maybe this is an opportunity for me to start.
That is an opportunity that dwindling number of American smokers might want to take. Legislators now want similar smoking bans on trains. The next step they say in stopping public smoking in its tracks. Beth [Beth Nissen] ABC News, New York.
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