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

Suit claims bootleg cigarettes being resold in city

NEW YORK -- The City of New York is suing eight smoke shops that have been selling tax-free cigarettes on a Long Island Indian reserve, reported the Associated Press. The lawsuit accused the small cluster of shops on the Poospatuck Indian Reservation of breaking state and federal law by selling...

Philip Morris USA sues to overturn S.F. sales ban on tobacco products

SAN FRANCISCO -- Philip Morris USA filed suit Wednesday in federal court to overturn a San Francisco ordinance that would ban the sale of tobacco products in drug stores. The lawsuit asks the court in the Northern District of California to delay enforcement of the ordinance and ultimately declare...

Augments marketing plan for Ariva, Stonewall dissolvable smokeless products

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Star Scientific Inc. has hired Roger Grogman, former corporate vice president of marketing for the McLane Co. Inc., on an exclusive basis to consult with the company on marketing programs for its very low-TSNA dissolvable smokeless products, Ariva and Stonewall. McLane, owned by...

Marine entrepreneurs rolling out energy-infused smokeless tobacco product
PACT stops shipments of cigarettes through U.S. Postal Service
Drugstore retailer sues San Francisco over pharmacy tobacco sales ban
Not pulling plug with UST acquisition
Democrats not chasing third vote; tobacco FET increase to fund expansion derailed
Tobacco company's restructuring, reorganization a likely "non-event" for retailers.
Tobacco advocates prepare for battle in Congress over SCHIP tax proposal