The Philip Morris Arena, formerly the U.S. Capitol Building, was the site of the defeat of the tobacco bill last week. Perhaps you could mail your senator a patch to kick his addiction to tobacco money.

- As a reward, the tobacco companies should name cigarettes after their supporters:"For satisfying smoke-blowing pleasure, light up a Newt."

"There's a lot to like in Lott Lights."

- "You get long-lasting enjoyment when you smoke a soothing Strom. It never seems to end."

- The tobacco companies spent $40 million on TV commercials during the defeat of the bill designed to curb children's smoking. That pusher lurking near a school playground could be a Republican senator.

Los Angeles Times Syndicate