In concerted efforts, employing different tactics, 13 attorneys general took action Dec. 21 to stop Internet sites from selling bidis, flavored cigarettes from India to minors.

Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire and the Washington State Liquor Control board sent separate cease-and-desist orders to five out-of-state firms — Ziggy’s Tobacco and Novelty, Rutland, Maine; Hall Bros.’ Pipe Dream Inc., Durango, Colo.; the Tobacco Shop, Indianapolis, Ind.; Uptown Cigar Co., Kingston, N.Y.; and Calabash Habana Cigar Cafe, Portland, Maine — warning them that if they continued to sell bidis to minor purchasers in the state of Washington they would face prosecution for violations of state tobacco laws. Gregoire’s letter demanded that the firms stop selling bidis to all residents of Washington.

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