WHAT THE CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:

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"Young people are barraged constantly by messages that glamor and grit can be found in a package of cigarettes....We must act more strongly to make cigarettes less accessible and make children less subject to the lures of the advertising."

President Clinton, at a March 25 meeting with 27 state attorneys general at the White House

"We know [smoking's] not good for kids, but a lot of other things aren't good....Drinking's not good. Some would say milk's not good."

Sen. Dole, on the campaign trail June 14 in Birmingham, Ala.

"You send a message out there to all these kids [who] are struggling to come to grips with the world that what's really important is how they look in jeans and whether they can show their underwear and whether they can basically be sex objects when they're teenagers. I just think it's wrong."

Clinton, during a radio town hall meeting Sept. 21, 1995, in Los Angeles

"Our movies and music, advertising and television are having a profound impact on our children. And it's not for the good. It's much harder to rise out of poverty when the culture derides the values that make that possible."

Dole, from remarks to the American Legion convention on Sept 4, 1995

"I was disappointed this week when a major company announced it would break the ban and put liquor ads on TV, exposing our children to liquor before they know how to handle it or can legally do so...After voluntarily staying away from this for 50 years, being good corporate citizens, companies are now considering changing plans....I ask the companies to go back to the ban. Pull those ads. We appreciate your good corporate citizenship, and our parents need it to continue."

Clinton, from his June 15 radio address

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