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U S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said that removing price supports for tobacco farmers would do little to discourage smoking in the United States. "If you pulled out price supports tomorrow, the tobacco farmer would have to grow more tobacco, which would reduce the cost for cigarette manufacturers. They'd make more profits for advertising," said Koop, who testified in St. Paul, Minn., before a committee of the state Legislature.

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