SAN FRANCISCO — The Board of Supervisors here approved a law Tuesday banning tobacco sales at all retail stores containing pharmacies. The proposal, which passed by a vote of 7-3, closes a loophole in a 2008 ban on tobacco sales in drug stores — a ban that prompted Walgreen to sue, claiming the law unfairly enabled supermarkets and big-box stores with pharmacies to continue selling tobacco products. A California appeals court ruled in Walgreen's favor in June, prompting supervisors here to ...
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