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

Fruit, candy, clove products affected, but not menthol...yet

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said that the ban on flavored cigarettes went into effect September 22. The ban, which affects cigarettes with flavors characterized as fruit, candy or clove, was authorized by the new Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act...

Suit succeeds in winning temporary restraining order barring retail tobacco fees

ALBANY, N.Y. -- In a lawsuit filed by five retail trade associations, New York State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Feinman on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order barring the state Tax Department from implementing, for now, the increase in retail tobacco registration fees, said Jim Calvin...

Upstate NY tribe hopes to protect supply, cut out wholesalers, make taxation harder

VERONA, N.Y. -- The Oneida Indian Nation has bought a cigarette manufacturing plant in western New York and plans to make its own cigarettes, reported the Associated Press. The tribe has agreed to purchase Sovereign Tobacco in Angola for $6.6 million, according to sales documents filed with the...

Nationwide event to benefit victims of natural disasters
FDA further defines flavored-cigarette ban; retailer reacts
Will debut new Copenhagen, expand testing of Marlboro Snus
Reynolds, others file suit challenging provisions of FDA Tobacco Act
PM USA sues Mastic retailers for selling fake products
Tribe must wait until appeals exhausted
PM USA says award is "unwarranted," "unconstitutionally excessive".