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EXCERPTS FROM Three companies accused of selling tobacco products
By Tim Bryant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch [05/26/00]
Attorney General Jay Nixon is suing three companies, alleging that
their rates of illegal sales of tobacco products of minors is well above
the state average.
In suits filed today in St. Louis, Independence and Springfield, Nixon
seeking court orders to halt the illegal sales. Defendants in the civil suits
are 7-Eleven, Walgreen and Discount Smoke Shops Inc.
The suits are a result of a 27-month investigation that produced 8,269
checks at stores across Missouri. The checks showed a 30 percent
non-compliance rate at Walgreen, a 45 percent rate at 7-Eleven and a
50 percent rate at Discount Smoke, Nixon said.
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