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

Tobacco-regulation legislation introduced in Senate

WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) has introduced legislation similar to a bill already passed by the House that gives the federal government the power to regulate tobacco products. Kennedy offered his measure Tuesday night without the fanfare of a press conference that accompanied the...

Says use of inhaled nicotine is outside of agency's jurisdiction

TAMPA, Fla. -- Smoking Everywhere Inc. has filed a federal complaint seeking an injunction against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) with respect to the FDA's recent attempts to ban the import of electronic cigarettes. The company believes the use of inhaled nicotine in a form and...

Accelerating tobacco regulation legislation; could vote on House version by end of May

WASHINGTON -- The Senate plans to expedite legislation that would give the federal government the power to regulate tobacco products, reported The Courier-Journal . Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has told supporters of the legislation, which passed the House on April 2 on a 298 to 112...

N.Y. state bill would ban cigarette sales in drug stores, retailers with pharmacies
New Reynolds smokeless tobacco product to be available through Conwood in Colo., Fla.
Single-cigarette sales said to be flourishing in Michigan c-stores
Wichita retailer signs onto private-label authorized dealer program
Fitch predicts first-quarter cigarette volume decreases as high as 7%
Increase means nearly $2.3 billion reduction in revenue, foundation says
Consolidation after Altria acquisition leads to reductions