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SAFEWAY SETTLES SUIT ON TOBACCO SALESeed last week to pay $245,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general last June, alleging the retailer had sold tobacco products to minors. The agreement also requires the chain to instruct cashiers to ask for identification from anyone purchasing tobacco products who looks younger than 27 years old, and to install identification-request prompts

SAFEWAY SETTLES SUIT ON TOBACCO SALES

eed last week to pay $245,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general last June, alleging the retailer had sold tobacco products to minors. The agreement also requires the chain to instruct cashiers to ask for identification from anyone purchasing tobacco products who looks younger than 27 years old, and to install identification-request prompts on cash registers when the tobacco key is struck. Attorney General Bill Lockyer sa

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