(a) No dealer shall, with intent to injure competitors or destroy or substantially lessen competition, sell cigarettes in this state below cost and no dealer shall, with intent to injure competitors or destroy or substantially lessen competition, buy cigarettes in this state below cost.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 12-326b

  • Dealer: means any person other than a distributor who is engaged in this state in the business of selling cigarettes, including any person operating and servicing fewer than twenty-five cigarette vending machines, and any person who is engaged in the business of selling taxed tobacco products, as defined in section 12-330a, at retail. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Distributor: means (A) any person in this state engaged in the business of manufacturing cigarettes. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • sell: includes or applies to gifts, exchanges and barter. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285

(b) No distributor shall, with intent to injure competitors or destroy or substantially lessen competition, sell cigarettes in this state below cost and no distributor shall, with intent to injure competitors or destroy or substantially lessen competition, buy cigarettes in this state below cost.

(c) A violation of subsection (b) of this section shall be an unfair or deceptive act or practice pursuant to subsection (a) of section 42-110b.