NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- ABC "World News Tonight" Tuesday launched a month-long series on smoking and lung cancer, which claimed the life of anchor Peter Jennings in August.
The nightly reports will cover everything from smoking cessation programs to public policy governing smoking and tobacco and the latest medical advances on lung cancer treatment and prevention, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.
"I think Peter was at the forefront of reporting about the dangers of smoking and tobacco," "World News Tonight" Executive Producer Jon Banner said. "For all of us at 'World News Tonight,' this is a subject we obviously feel very passionately about."
Jennings smoked for more than 30 years. In announcing he had lung cancer, Jennings said he quit 20 years ago, then started again when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.