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News Release

10/08/2008


Shell Agreement Looks to Limit Tobacco Access to Minors


Attorney General Drew Edmondson today said his office has joined with 46 other jurisdictions in an agreement that should curb the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors at Shell gasoline retail outlets.

The attorneys general signed an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with Shell Oil Products US that requires the company to adopt procedures designed to reduce sales of cigarettes to minors at all Shell retailers. There are 301 stations in Oklahoma and about 14,000 nationwide that sell Shell gasoline.

“The agreement includes training provisions, independent compliance checks and sanctions,” Edmondson said. “The agreement covers tobacco products sold at all gas stations and convenience stores that sell Shell gasoline.”

The attorney general said the Shell agreement is another in a series of minor-access AVC’s and part of an ongoing national effort.

“We’ve signed agreements with several major tobacco retailers including Conoco, Phillips, Exxon, Mobil, Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and CVS,” Edmondson said, “ and our work continues.”


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