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

Ky. poll shows grassroots support for increase

JACKSON, Miss. -- Democratic leaders in the Mississippi House are proposing an increase in the cigarette tax to blunt the impact of budget cuts Governor Haley Barbour (R) said he will be forced to make this week, reported The Daily Journal. The House Ways & Means Committee passed legislation to...

"Election of Barack Obama changes everything," antismoking watchdog says

WASHINGTON -- The new Congress plans to move aggressively against the tobacco industry in coming months by regulating cigarettes, raising per-pack sales taxes to fund health insurance for children and ratifying an international antitobacco treaty, according to aides for key lawmakers and experts...

Could add $1 onto existing 35-cent-per-pack levy

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- State Representative Ron Stephens has introduced legislation to increase the Georgia cigarette tax by $1, according to a report by WTOC-TV. The current tax is 37 cents per pack. Tuesday, the Savannah pharmacist and Republican legislator introduced House Bill 39 to add $1 to the...

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States are circumventing more than 30 years of tobacco industry opposition to federal safe cigarette legislation by passing their own laws.
John Middleton Co. joined other cigar companies in asking a Maryland circuit court to overturn a recently enacted law that bans the sale of single cigars.
Federal attorneys have filed suit against a tobacco wholesale company for failing to pay $18.4 million in federal tobacco settlement assessments.
Judge issues restraining order against Indian cigarette law
Supreme Court ruling reignites old, sparks new cases
As oil falls below $40, analyst predicts it could dip below $30