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Sens. Jack Reed (D., R.I.)>and Edward Kennedy (D., Mass.) introduced a bill that would erase 100% of ad deductibility for tobacco companies failing to adhere to proposed FDA restrictions on tobacco ads.

Pharmacia & Upjohn to BMP DDB, London, from Bates Dorland for creative on its $40 million account for Nicorette smoking cessation products outside the U.S.

Nielsen Media Research has announced it's delaying its DART system introduction until Sept. 15.

Nissan Motor Corp. USA confirmed it had settled Mattel's lawsuit accusing it and its agency, TBWA Chiat/Day, Venice, Calif., of trademark infringement for using Barbie and Ken doll lookalikes in a 1997 TV spot.

Chrysler Corp. unveiled its Five-Star dealership certification to improve customer service and loyalty. About 800 of the marketer's 4,500 dealers are now certified.

Michael Keeshan is taking a six-month leave of absence as chief strategic officer and worldwide account director at Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, starting Aug. 1. No replacement is planned; he is expected to consult on Saatchi projects during his sabbatical.

Tom Hollerbach to president-CEO of BBDO West, Los Angeles, from exec VP-general manager. He replaces David Lubars, who left last month to become creative director, Fallon McElligott, Minneapolis.

Copyright June 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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