FMI UNIT TO DEVELOP TOBACCO SALE GUIDE

WASHINGTON -- In an aggressive response to the Clinton administration's get-tough policy on teen smoking, a Food Marketing Institute panel will seek to develop a model program for retailers on tobacco sales, according to Timothy M. Hammonds, FMI's president and chief executive officer.While the proposed plan shifts tobacco purchasing activity to manned checkouts and service counters, FMI is out to

WASHINGTON -- In an aggressive response to the Clinton administration's get-tough policy on teen smoking, a Food Marketing Institute panel will seek to develop a model program for retailers on tobacco sales, according to Timothy M. Hammonds, FMI's president and chief executive officer.

While the proposed plan shifts tobacco purchasing activity to manned checkouts and service counters, FMI is out to show that concepts such as self-service displays and vending machines can still be used

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