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

Groupscall on Senate to pass bill preventing tax-evading online cigarette trafficking

WASHINGTON -- Representatives of law enforcement groups, public health organizations and trade associations gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge the Senate to pass S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009 (PACT Act). This legislation will help combat online cigarette sales...

Deal for Swedish company Niconovum reportedly in works

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Reynolds American Inc. is said to be in advanced talks to buy a Swedish maker of products that help people stop smoking, a move that could signal a profound shift in direction in the global tobacco industry, reported The Wall Street Journal . Reynolds, the second-largest U.S...

Food & Drug Administration enforcing ban, notifies offenders

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is enforcing the flavored cigarette ban provision of the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act by issuing several warning letters to companies continuing to sell illegal flavored cigarettes to U.S. consumers through their...

No preliminary injunction for Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act
State, local lawmakers move to restrict new tobacco products
Convenience retailers say majors have altered how they spend promotional dollars
CSP/Modi survey of retailers shows Marlboro, Camel battling market pressures
Reynolds American and Lorillard join Philip Morris in wholesale price hikes
Philip Morris USA adds 6 or 8 cents to its brands, others expected to follow
Federal appeals court declines to stop injunction against illegal cigarette sales