(1) It shall be unlawful for any wholesaler or retailer to sell, at wholesale or
retail, cigarettes at less than cost to the wholesaler or retailer, as the case may
be, as defined in KRS 365.260 to 365.380, for the purpose of destroying competition or substantially lessening competition.
(2) Any wholesaler or retailer who violates the provisions of this section shall
be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000). Each sale or purchase by a wholesaler or retailer, as the case may be, at less than
cost, shall be treated as a separate violation.
(3) Sale of cigarettes by any wholesaler or retailer at less than cost to him shall
be prima facie evidence of intent to destroy or substantially lessen competition.
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