States Sue R.J. Reynolds Over Ads



OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state attorneys general in Washington, California, Arizona and New York filed separate lawsuits Monday against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc., accusing the tobacco giant of violating a 1998 national settlement agreement that limits outdoor event-sponsored advertising.

Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the tobacco giant, which makes Winston and other cigarettes, to remove all existing company-sponsored event advertising.

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