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  • 1962: LEGISLATION: KEFAUVER-HARRIS DRUG AMENDMENTS TO THE FOOD,

DRUG AND COSMETICS ACT requires that drugs must be proven effective and safe before sold and manufacturers are to registered with the FDA.

  • 1962: Bob Newhart Satirizes Sir Walter Raleigh. "The Bob Newhart Show" played on NBC-

briefly. In one episode, Newhart played an Englishman getting a phone call from Sir Walter Raleigh in the Americas. The Sir Walter Raleigh bit is preserved on a record album. From: http://www.bob-newhart.com/Frames/comedy.html: 1962 saw "The Bob Newhart Show" on NBC - briefly. . . Still, his short-lived show won an Emmy, and the subsequent album of his TV work was his finest, including "The introduction of Tobacco to Civilization," wherein a telephone call from Sir Walter Raleigh prompts skeptical laughter in England. "Are you saying "snuff," Walt? What's snuff? You take a pinch of tobacco (starts giggling) and you shove it up your nose! And it makes you sneeze, huh. I imagine it would, Walt, yeah. Goldenrod seems to do it pretty well over here. It has some other uses, though. You can chew it? Or put it in a pipe. Or you can shred it up and put it on a piece of paper, and roll it up - don't tell me, Walt, don't tell me- you stick in your ear, right Walt? Oh, between your lips! Then what do you do to it? (Giggling) You set fire to it! Then what do you do, Walt? You inhale the smoke! You set fire to it! Then what do you do Walt? You inhale the smoke! Walt, we've been a little worried about you...you're gonna have a tough time getting people to stick burning leaves in their mouth...." Said H. Allen Smith, "That thing about tobacco and cigarettes is possibly the greatest single comedy routine I've seen or heard in my entire life."

  • 1962: BUSINESS: Philip Morris begins picturing a cowboy in scenes depicting recognizable

American landmarks, with the new slogan, "Marlboro Country."

  • 1962:01: SG Luther Terry submits to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare,

Abraham A. Ribicoff, a formal proposal for the establishment of an Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health to report to the Surgeon General.

  • 1962:06: Surgeon General Luther Terry announces the formation of the Advisory Committee

on Smoking and Health.

  • 1962:06: LEGISLATION: Sen. Moss (D-UT) introduces a measure to give the FDA the

power to police content, advertising and labeling of cigarettes.

  • 1962-07: LITIGATION: Tobacco wins Ross v. PM

  • 1962-07-27: Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health chosen by representatives from

government, medicine and tobacco. From Luther Terry: On July 27, 1962 my staff and I met with representatives of the various medical associations and volunteer organizations, the Tobacco Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce, the Federal Communications Commission, and the President's Office of Science and Technology. These representatives were given a list of 150 eminent biomedical scientists (none of whom had taken a major public position on the subject of smoking and health) from which we expected to appoint a committee of about ten members. The attendees were given the opportunity to delete from the list anyone to whom they objected, and they were not required to give reasons for their objection.

  • 1962-11: LITIGATION: Tobacco wins Pritchard v. L&M (and agin in 1968)

  • 1962-11-09: The 10 members of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and

Health have first meeting.

  • 1963: LEGISLATION: FDA expressed its interpretation that tobacco did not fit the

"hazardous" criteria stated of the Federal Hazardous Substances Labeling Act (FHSA) of 1960, and withheld recommendations pending the release of the report of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health.

  • 1963: LITIGATION: 7 tobacco liability suits are filed

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