Many supermarkets are getting burned these days when it comes to selling cigarettes. Sales nationally are declining this year at a faster rate than before, and while the incidence of declines varies from region to region, some chains are seeing double-digit drops in their cigarette revenue. The smoldering fallout of months of resurgent anti-smoking activity, from both the public and private sector, is partly to blame for the drag on supermarket volume. But retailers and industry observers ...

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