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

Judge issues restraining order against Indian cigarette law

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A New York State Supreme Court judge has issued a restraining order which prevents the new Indian cigarette law from being enforced until a hearing next month, according to a report by WSYR-TV. On December 14, Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill which holds wholesalers...

Supreme Court ruling reignites old, sparks new cases

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling last week allowing smokers in Maine to sue Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris unit for allegedly deceptive advertising of "light" cigarettes already is prompting new legal activity, including an effort to revive a multibillion-dollar case against the tobacco...

As oil falls below $40, analyst predicts it could dip below $30

NEW YORK -- Oil fell below $40 a barrel for the first time in more than four years as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) failed to convince traders that the glut in crude will diminish and the U.S. government said supplies climbed for the 11th time in 12 weeks, reported...

Knoxville, Tenn.-area Food Marts to stock disposable "E-cigar".
Governor Timothy M. Kaine will propose doubling Virginia's 30 cents-per-pack cigarette tax in a rewritten budget that pares up to 1,500 state jobs.
Tribes threaten legal action over tax collection in New York state
Manufacturers, stamping agents accountable for untaxed sales by Indians to non-Indians
PM USA: "We continue to view these cases as manageable".
Cuts some, raises other allowances in some markets; federal tax increase could hit volumes
Stockdale, Bumbaco succeed retiring Rosson, Sanders