PROGRAM TARGETS UNDERAGE CIGARETTE SALES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarkets and convenience stores have banded together in a industrywide retail program to combat the sale of cigarettes to minors.k identification cards of certain shoppers, the program is being underwritten by the tobacco industry and costs initially more than $5 million. While organizers said "We Card" isn't in response to increased congressional and government scrutiny of

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarkets and convenience stores have banded together in a industrywide retail program to combat the sale of cigarettes to minors.

k identification cards of certain shoppers, the program is being underwritten by the tobacco industry and costs initially more than $5 million. While organizers said "We Card" isn't in response to increased congressional and government scrutiny of tobacco sales to minors, it comes at a time when the Food and Drug Administration is pr

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