The Science Smoking

The war on smoking is heating up with President Clinton's announcement that nicotine is a drug. Now, the Food and Drug Administration will have broad powers to regulate tobacco. In this hour of Science Friday, we'll take a look at the scientific basis for this policy move. Why is nicotine considered a drug, and what makes tobacco such a big threat to our health? Guests: John Hughes Professor of Pyschiatry Psychology, and Family Practice University of Vermont Burlington Vermont Corinne Husten Medical Officer Office on Smoking and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia Listeners call in

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