$34 mil for FDA ad rules

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President Clinton's fiscal 1998 budget submitted to Congress today asks for $34 million for the Food & Drug Administration to implement its new tobacco advertising rules and $86 million in additional funds for state anti-tobacco programs, with grants to be administered by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. Some of the FDA money would be for direct enforcement of the FDA's advertising rules, which are being challenged by tobacco companies, advertising and media associations and convenience store owners. The budget proposed no change in advertising's status as a fully deductible business expense.

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