Tobacco

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

Senate panel approves regulation measure; Burr's amendment defeated

WASHINGTON -- A bill giving the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) power to regulate tobacco products won approval from a key U.S. Senate panel Wednesday, clearing the way for a full Senate vote, reported Dow Jones. The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee approved the...

Philip Morris USA has filed additional lawsuits against retailers selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA has filed additional lawsuits against retailers selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes. PM USA conducts periodic marketplace purchases of cigarettes and found each of the named defendants selling counterfeit cigarettes during 2009...

Study refutes benefit of proposed N.J. cigarette tax increase

TRENTON, N.J. -- The state of New Jersey is again proposing to raise taxes on cigarettes. Analysts predict that raising taxes will help plug a growing budget deficit. The Center for Policy Research of New Jersey has issued a study asserting that the Governor Jon Corzine administration's proposed...

Will expedite delivery time for West Coast customers
See how customers respond to tax hike before overhauling displays, consultant says
"The tobacco industry is at a crossroads. There's a need for change," expert says.
Cigar execs ponder the possible return of the Cuban
Hamburg "very comfortable" with oversight, given additional staff, funds.
Group keeping up fight, despite lack of united industry front
Action follows Suffolk County authorities' seizure of 184 cartons.

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