Notebook: Sep. 9, 1996

WINNERS & LOSERS

THE TOBACCO WARS

[WINNERS]

TARGET STORES Discounter to stop selling cigarettes, citing low profits, not politics. Smooth move.

AL GORE Tears, not smoke, in their eyes as he tells delegates of his sister's battle with lung cancer.

PHILIP MORRIS Though lawsuits loom, it helps snuff investors' fears by boosting dividend 20%.

[& LOSERS]

JOE CAMEL A ban on brand-name paraphernalia aimed at teenagers threatens to make him an outlaw.

BOB DOLE His cigarettes-no-more-dangerous-than-milk remark reignited at Democratic Convention.

AUTO RACING Proposed marketing restrictions could put the brakes on tobacco-fueled motor sports.

DAUGHTER DATA: ROBIN AND CHELSEA

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