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Linking Tobacco And Drugs


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LINKING TOBACCO AND DRUGS

House GOP leaders may tie tobacco legislation the White House covets to new drug-enforcement measures. The goal: force President Clinton to adopt stiffer penalties against narcotics traffickers. The idea is to highlight Clinton's weak campaign against teen drug use. But the plan faces resistance in the Senate, which wants to stay focused on teen smoking.EDITED BY OWEN ULLMANN


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