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

Multibillion-dollar settlement against Philip Morris will not be reinstated

RICHMOND, Va. -- After 16 years, the Price v. Philip Morris Inc. “light” case has officially come to a close. On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the plaintiffs’ petition to review a 2015 decision by the Illinois Supreme Court not to reinstate the original multibillion-dollar judgment...

Summary judgment hearing for Chicago OTP tax lawsuit set for September

MINNEAPOLIS -- On May 31, 2016, seven organizations, including NATO, filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against the enforcement and imposition of a tax on other tobacco products, which includes cigars, pipe tobacco, smoking tobacco and...

What retailers need to know about the law that could restrict Indiana to only six e-liquid manufacturers

Electronic-cigarette manufacturers, retailers decry controversial vaping legislation
Electronic-cigarette advocates, anti-tobacco groups divided over historic decline in smoking rate

Three trends in tobacco products and regluation stood out during the NATO Show in May as having the legs to disrupt the category in 2016 and beyond.

10 pending state cigarette, electronic-cigarette and OTP proposals
We Card and BARS programs have been instrumental in FDA compliance checks
20-year research could support calls for federal legalization

Survey of 300 vapers shows majority were unaware of the new FDA regulations, would go back to smoking if electronic cigarettes were banned