An Inclusive Litany

7/17/98

Iowa's attorney general started an investigation of companies that sell cigarette-shaped candy to children, under the theory that these candy consumers would be more likely to go on to smoke cigarettes. American Academy of Pediatrics president Joseph Zanga commented, "Candy cigarettes desensitize children to the harm of the real thing." The candy industry already successfully fought a 1990 congressional bill that would have banned candy cigarettes nationwide.

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