AGs' Pressure On Tobacco Retailers May Lead To More Bans

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT) -- Attorneys general harbor little hope of using litigation to force drugstore giants to stop selling tobacco, but with a handful of bans having survived industry challenges, experts saw a new round of public pressure led by prosecutors in New York and Ohio as a high-profile bid to move policymakers off the sidelines.

The question of whether giants like Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. should be selling deadly tobacco products alongside their hugely profitable pharmacy businesses made headlines across the country Monday, when attorneys general across...
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