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

Reynolds, Lorillard follow PM USA in raising cigarette prices before April 1 tax increase

NEW YORK -- Lorillard Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. have announced plans to raise prices for their cigarette brands, a move that comes on the heels of price increases from Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA, said a Dow Jones report. A spokesperson told the news agency that Reynolds is using a...

Star Scientific-RJR case sent back to U.S. district court

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to get in the middle of a patent fight over a way to cure tobacco that may make it less carcinogenic, said the Associated Press. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., who is being sued by Star Scientific...

Federal tax hike just tip of iceberg as many states consider increases of their own

[Editor's Note: This is the third of a four-part CSP Daily News series on how the industry is reacting to the federal excise tax on tobacco that begins in April.] MADISON, Wis. -- Thank goodness Andy Bowman is used to it. He's talking about SCHIP and sticker shock and his 35 Stop-N-Go stores in the...

With cigarette and OTP prices about to hit new record highs, the black market may flourish
Finding rays of light behind the SCHIP/FET tax
Support varies for tobacco regulation bill, a double-edged sword for retailers
House committee OKs Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act
Long-shot proposal would give HHS authority over tobacco rather than FDA
NYACS fights "obscene" hike in retail tobacco dealer fee.
Group acknowledges smokeless products are option for reducing health risks