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

Tribe must wait until appeals exhausted

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. -- A state judge for a second time refused to order the return of 176,000 cartons of cigarettes seized last November during raids on the Cayuga Indian Nation's two upstate New York convenience stores, reported the Associated Press. Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Fisher ruled in...

PM USA says award is "unwarranted," "unconstitutionally excessive"

LOS ANGELES -- A jury on Monday recommended that cigarette maker Philip Morris USA should pay $13.8 million in punitive damages to the daughter of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer, according to a report by the Associated Press. The panel voted 9 to 3 in favor of Bullock's daughter Jodie...

Establishing committee with medical, government, industry, public representation

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an action regarding the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act. The agency has officially established the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC). TPSAC is tasked with...

DIY cigarettes? Some smokers start growing their own tobacco
Public health, VA care expert Deyton will lead agency's regulation effort.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation was suing over cigarette seizures
Study: State's cigarette excise tax unreliable, declining, unstable funding source.
Issues in the tobacco industry haven't had expected impact, analyst says.
Retailers hurting from new state and federal cigarette taxes; some report sales down 30%
Royal Buying Group Inc. has selected Imageworks Display and Marketing as a supplier of cigarette and tobacco fixtures.