No More Adults: 7-Eleven Bans Skin Mags

7-Eleven Bans Skin Mags

From now on, customers at 7-Eleven stores across the U.S. will have to buy Tabasco sauce if they want their eyes to pop. Last week Southland Corp., owner of the convenience chain, announced that it would no longer carry Playboy, Penthouse and Forum magazines, the three adult publications that now appear in its 4,500 7-Eleven stores. Southland additionally urged its 3,600 franchisees to follow suit. Southland President Jere Thompson said the action was in response to recent hearings conducted by the federal Commission on Pornography. Said Thompson: "The testimony indicates a growing public awareness of a possible connection between adult magazines...

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