Philip Morris Sues to Overturn San Francisco Tobacco Ban

Philip Morris USA filed suit in federal court here yesterday to overturn a San Francisco ordinance that would ban the sale of tobacco at pharmacies.

RICHMOND, Va. — Philip Morris USA filed suit in federal court here yesterday to overturn a San Francisco ordinance that would ban the sale of tobacco at pharmacies. Philip Morris claims the ban violates tobacco manufacturers’ First Amendment right to communicate to adult consumers about their lawful products. The suit asks the court to delay enforcement of the ordinance that’s scheduled to take place Oct. 1, and declare it unconstitutional. “Although called a ban on sales, the purpose and eff

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