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Tobacco Company Joins Fight Against Illegal Internet Sales

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Lorillard Tobacco, the U.S.'s oldest tobacco company, will no longer distribute to illegal internet cigarette sellers.

Washington is one of 33 states cracking down on the practice of targeting teens and avoiding taxes by selling tobacco products online.

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that teen smoking is again on the rise after an eight year decline.

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