ADVERTISING: Smoke Gets in Your Ears

Now that cigarette commercials are banned from radio as well as TV, some tobacco men are examining a device that can deliver a recorded 20-second commercial from cigarette vending machines. Called ACMRU (Audio Commercial Message Repeating Unit), the new product sits atop a cigarette machine and resembles an illuminated advertising sign the size of two shoe boxes placed end to end. When an unsuspecting smoker puts his first coin in the slot, ACMRU can launch into any one of 16 to 20 spoken messages or singing jingles from a cassette tape player...

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