Commentary: Clinton's Antismoking Plan Won't Exactly Kick ButtJohn Carey
The federal government is trying to clamp the shackles of regulation onto the Marlboro Man. On Aug. 23, the White House allowed the Food & Drug Administration to issue tough curbs on kids' access to tobacco and on industry advertising. The plan bans most vending machines, prohibits sales to kids, ends brand-name sponsorship of events like auto races, bans billboards near schools, and limits magazine ads likely to be seen by kids to a black and white, text-only format.
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