Wash. state AG lists unresolved smoking issues

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Washington state Attorney General Christine Gregoire, in announcing a $2 million settlement of her state's tobacco case with U.S. Tobacco Co., said three major issues remain unresolved in the far broader negotiations she and other attorneys general are conducting to settle state lawsuits against Philip Morris Cos. and Lorillard Corp. Ms. Gregoire indicated that curbs on merchandise giveaways, enforcement actions against "renegade" non-signers to the deal as well as some major technical issues need to be resolved. U.S. Tobacco, as part of its deal, agreed to take down out-of-home ads in Washington state.

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