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UPS to stop shipments of tobacco sold online

UPS has agreed to stop shipping tobacco products that individuals purchase online under an agreement announced on Monday with New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer.

Spitzer and other officials in New York have gone after online retailers for selling tobacco products without collecting state sales taxes. Their major target is Indian-owned businesses that operate on reservations.

Spitzer called on Congress to change the law in order to stop the U.S. Postal Service from delivering tobacco products that were purchased online.

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