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Rep. Robert Casey, M.D., R-Gainesville, holds a cigarette advertising poster and questions some pages on the House floor about the knowledge and influence of "Joe Camel" advertising on them Tuesday, April 23, 1996, in Tallahassee, Florida. The House laterconsidered a bill which prohibits smoking by students under 18 within 1,000 feet of a school and then feverishly debated a substitute amendment that would go further and also prohibit any cigarette advertising within 1,000 feet. (AP Photo/Donn Dughi)
Gavin Clifford works to cover up a Winston cigarette advertisement on a billboard in Seatte, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997. The end of tobacco advertising on billboards in King County, which includes Seattle, started Tuesday under an agreement between the Board of Health and AK Media/NW, a billboard industry leader. AK Media agreed to voluntarily eliminate 100 percent of tobacco billboards by Jan. 1, 1998. More than 100 tobacco billboards around the county will be covered up. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet)
This Marlboro tobacco billboard in downtown Dallas on Feb. 27, 1998, is a vanishing icon. As part of Texas' historic $15.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry, cigarette advertising will become extinct on billboards in the state within four months. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)
Terry Labonte, left, of Corpus Christi, Texas, raises a finger in victory as he celebrates with his pit crew in victory lane after winning the Goody's 500 in Bristol, Tenn. early Sunday morning, Aug. 27, 1995. Among the 79,000-plus who showed up for theNASCAR Winston Cup series stock-car race in tobacco country, just about everybody seemed to agree on one thing: The Food and Drug Administration has no business trying to ban cigarette advertising at sports events (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
R.J. Reynolds announced Thursday, July 10, 1997, that Joe Camel, the jazzy cartoon character blamed for luring kids to smoking, is being retired and replaced by this new ad containing Old Joe. (AP Photo/HO)
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, left, talks with students about new anti-smoking television spots at Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, N.J., Thursday, April 9, 1998. Shalala said she would take back to President Clinton the students recommendations to curb teen smoking, such as, raising federal taxes on cigarettes, curbing tobacco advertising and making smoking illegal. Students, from right, Teresa Tenreiro, Christy Montoya, Pete Czavkowski, Vito Mazzo, and John McBryde. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Rep. Robert Casey, M.D., R-Gainesville, holds up a "Joe Camel" cigarette ad while making a point in support of an amendment that makes cigarette advertising illegal within 1000 feet of a school but the subject was temporarily passed Tuesday, April 23, 1996, in Tallahassee, Florida. (AP Photo/Hugh Scoggins)
With old cigarette posters on the wall, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., left, meets reporters in Washington Thursday Jan. 15, 1998 to discuss the tobacco industry. Newly unvelied secret memos released Wednesday claim that R.J. Reynolds developed a "direct advertising appeal to younger smokers," teens as young as 13, in the 1970's that resulted in the hip Joe Camel campaign and even a special brand aimed at boys. (AP Photo/William Philpott)
Rep. Larry Crow, R-Palm Harbor, holds up a "Joe Camel" ad from a teen magazine on the House floor showing the cigarette mascot dressed in a black leather jacket as the made a point in favor of an amendment that would ban tobacco advertising 1,000 ft. froma school Monday, April 29, 1996, in Tallahassee, Florida. (AP Photo/Donn Dughi)

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