Tobacco, cigarette and e-cig category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Cigarettes vs. ‘little cigars’ major discrepancy in New York lawsuit against delivery firm

NEW YORK – United Parcel Service Inc. finds itself on the defensive as the New York attorney general’s office accuses the shipping firm of delivering untaxed tobacco products from American Indian reservations, according to Bloomberg. The state is seeking more than $800 million against the Atlanta-...

Retailers react to e-cigarette news, assess damage

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The joy over NJOY seems to have evaporated months before the e-cigarette and vapor company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court recently, according to retailers contacted by CSP Daily News . In court documents, NJOY officials said gross sales of its Kings product...

Federal penalty for retail violations rises 10%

The FDA has announced an increase in the monetary fines that are accessed against retailers that violate federal tobacco regulations. These increases were made according to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015, which allows each federal agency to adjust its monetary fines...

E-cigarette maker outlines history, financial woes in court documents

Lessons surrounding the rise and fall of one of the first e-cig companies

Check out the results of four tobacco efforts from across the country

Former House speaker wants to help 'transform the tobacco industry'.
Retailers allegedly sold e-cigarettes, OTP to minors

From smoking to plastic bags, California has a reputation for setting the regulatory agenda across the country

Could proposed $2-per-pack increase ripple to other municipalities?