Goodbye Joe Camel

NPR's Adam Hochberg reports the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company has decided to drop its controversial Joe Camel cartoon character from its advertising campaigns. The federal government and anti-smoking groups have long objected to the character because they say it was designed to make smoking appealing to children.



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