The city of San Francisco’s pioneering ban on tobacco sales by pharmacies has survived its latest challenge, a constitutional lawsuit by the Safeway grocery store chain.
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland dismissed a lawsuit in which Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. claimed the measure was an unconstitutional restriction on its right to conduct a lawful business. Click here
to read the full story.
SFMS is a long-time advocate of anti-tobacco legislation and San Francisco’s law banning the sale of tobacco in pharmacies. Most recently, the SFMS has supported the San Francisco Department of Public Health against the Safeway suit with an amicus brief.