Walgreens Hopes to Block San Francisco’s Ban on Tobacco at Pharmacies

Walgreens is challenging the legality of a recently passed San Francisco ordinance that will ban sales of tobacco products at pharmacies there beginning Oct. 1, according to published reports.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens here is challenging the legality of a recently passed San Francisco ordinance that will ban sales of tobacco products at pharmacies there beginning Oct. 1, according to published reports. The drug chain, which has 52 locations in San Francisco, is seeking to have the ordinance blocked on the grounds that it’s anticompetitive and unconstitutional, since it does not include grocery stores or wholesale clubs that have pharmacies. A preliminary injunction hearing has b

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