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

As New York clinches lead in state cigarette excise taxes, retailers brace for full impact

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Nearly two weeks after New York grabbed the title of having the highest state excise tax in the nation, the impact has not yet fully landed, but state c-store retailers expect a scenario similar to that witnessed in Wisconsin and other states hit by hefty tax hikes. On June 3, the...

Decline in U.S. smoking significantly offset by increases in other tobacco products

BOSTON -- While trends in cigarette smoking and sales have declined in the United States for the past decade, sales of noncigarette tobacco products have been on the rise. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, led by Professor Gregory Connolly, director of the Tobacco Control...

A leading category takes beating in first-quarter 2008

NEW YORK -- A rough first quarter, looming federal regulation and the pending spinoff of a major industry player top the list of highlights from the tobacco segment, according to analyst Nik Modi, who presented a category update during a CSPNetwork CyberConference held Thursday. "Tobacco overall...

Spinoff could give menthol giant new areas of distribution and market penetration
C-stores: "It's going to be a disaster".
Government considering banning logos on cigarette packs, other measures
Rejects legislation that does not ban menthol
Seeks to grow noncigarette tobaccobusiness; still confident on cigarette market share
Davidoff Cigarettes was presented with a new product award for "Best Packaging & Design" at the Tobacco Plus Expo Show 2008 in Las Vegas in late April.
C-store association says many retailers not ready