Tobacco sales agreement reached

Oklahoman Published: July 11, 2006
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An agreement was reached Monday with a cigarette company to prevent illegal Internet sales of cigarettes, the state attorney general's office said.

Lorillard Tobacco Co. has agreed to use new measures nationwide to prevent the illegal sale of its products over the Internet, Attorney General Drew Edmondson said. The agreement was made with Oklahoma and 32 other states and jurisdictions, he said.

Lorillard manufactures cigarettes under Kent, Maverick, Max, Newport, Old Gold, Satin and True brands.

Lorillard will terminate shipments of cigarettes to customers found to be involved in illegal Internet and mail order sales, Edmondson said.

Most Internet cigarette sales are illegal because they violate state and federal laws including state age verification laws, Edmondson's office said.


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