President Clinton tonight will use part of his State of the Union speech to touch on tobacco advertising issues, say lobbyists for advertising groups, including the Food & Drug Administration's new rules to limit youth exposure to tobacco advertising. The FDA rules are being fought in court by tobacco companies and ad industry groups. The president apparently will not call for new sales taxes on tobacco, say several sources. Whether he will discuss other steps that might be taken was less clear.
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