SCREENING SMOKES

The future of cigarette displays is uncertain now that tobacco may be more strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. But retailers are still free to merchandise cigars virtually any way they want.Last month, President Clinton signed an Executive Order that permits the FDA to regulate tobacco as a drug. The goal of the regulation is to prevent teens from smoking. Cigars are not a target

The future of cigarette displays is uncertain now that tobacco may be more strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. But retailers are still free to merchandise cigars virtually any way they want.

Last month, President Clinton signed an Executive Order that permits the FDA to regulate tobacco as a drug. The goal of the regulation is to prevent teens from smoking. Cigars are not a target because teens typically don't smoke them.

Cigars have been growing in popular

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