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Clinton raps cigs

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President Clinton flatly accuses tobacco companies of targeting children in his book, "Between Hope and History," just published by Times Books. In the one paragraph devoted to the tobacco debate in the 175-page book, Mr. Clinton says: "Despite the fact that selling tobacco to minors is illegal in every state in the union, the powerful tobacco industry has long targeted advertising and marketing messages to children. We support efforts to make such marketing illegal...The tobacco industry has no right to peddle cigarettes to children or encourage them--directly or indirectly--to smoke. It is immoral..

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