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

Sues eight N.Y., N.J. retailers selling counterfeit cigarettes

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA has filed lawsuits against eight retailers for selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes in New York and New Jersey. These lawsuits are part of the company's on-going efforts to stop the sale of counterfeit cigarettes and the...

C-store owners, employees protest proposed cigarette tax, more

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Owners and employees of 7-Eleven convenience stores around Washington state have delivered 23,000 signatures to lawmakers in the capital, Olympia, reported KPLU Radio. They are protesting plans by the governor and state Senate Democrats to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1...

Seeks approval to market lozenge as "modified risk" tobacco product under act

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- Star Scientific Inc. said that on February 19, the company filed an application with the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for approval to market Ariva-BDL as a "modified risk" tobacco product under the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act of 2009...

Says government is perverting RICO
Altria expects national distribution will be in place by end of March
CEO voices optimism as he focuses on total tobacco opportunities
Ohio group refutes anti-tobacco study that recommends $1 cigarette tax hike nationally
Anti-tobacco group's poll claims voters prefer tobacco tax to other hikes, cuts.
Ends Swedish Match snus venture; will launch new moist smokeless product
Camel menthol cigarettes with additional flavor capsule to officially launch March 1