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

Big Tobacco floats all boats, but “contractual bundling” inevitable, analyst predicts

NEW YORK -- The entry of major cigarette manufacturers into other tobacco products (OTP) will have the benefits of deep-pocket investment into the overall category along with the infusion of Big Tobacco sales tactics heretofore confined to cigarettes, according to one analyst. Speaking Tuesday in a...

Proposed regulation, tax hike a likely campaign issue

WASHINGTON -- Ten years ago, Sen. John McCain took on the tobacco industry, saying he would never back down from legislation to regulate the industry. He also supported a $1.10-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund programs to cut underage smoking. "I still regret we did not succeed," he said as...

Cigarette taxes, bans whittle wholesalers down to two

WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita's cigarette distributors—like most across the country—are feeling a little beleaguered these days. Higher taxes, tighter competition, fewer customers—and now comes the possibility of statewide and local smoking bans. The Wichita Eagle featured the market's two main...

Philip Morris USA to begin serving cigar customers; no other cuts expected
Researchers remove cancer-causing gene from tobacco
Case alleges tobacco cos. target minors with ads
House subcommittee approves Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act
Swedish Match Red Man moist snuff available nationwide
Ky. cigarette tax moves ahead; N.Y. groups advocate smoke tax hike
Gov's woes; tribal cigarette tax evasion costing N.Y. $600 million a year.