Tobacco's Race Around The Fda

How cigarette companies aim to bypass new federal regs on promotions and ads

At Tobacco Outlet in Woodstock, Ga., there was never any question that cigarettes would be a mainstay. The chief surprise for store manager Tim Brown was the big business he does in Joe Camel T-shirts, Winston Cup lighters, and Virginia Slims alarm clocks. Laments Brown: "If the government eliminates those things, we'll lose a good chunk of our business."

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