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

PM USA says suit was properly dismissed by federal judge

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether tobacco companies can be sued in state courts over alleged deceptive advertising of "light" cigarettes, said the Associated Press. The issue before the justices is whether federal law bars such lawsuits. The Federal Cigarette Labeling...

Available at retail in Indianapolis area in March; discontinuing Taboka test there

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA said that the company will be introducing Marlboro Snus into an additional test market in the Indianapolis area. Marlboro Snus is a tobacco pouch product designed especially for adult smokers who are interested in smokeless tobacco alternatives to cigarettes...

Cigarette makers face thousands of new Florida lawsuits

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA and other cigarette makers will have to defend against thousands of new lawsuits by injured smokers taking advantage of a Florida court ruling that makes their cases easier to prove, reported Bloomberg. Florida lawyers rushed to beat...

Files lawsuits to stop importation of counterfeit cigarettes
Open Pantry offering coupons to offset Wis. cigarette tax
Grocer extinguishes tobacco sales; c-stores should keep focus on customer service
Reducing promotional allowance on Parliament, Virginia Slims
On January 1, Wisconsin's cigarette tax became the 12th highest in the U.S. at $1.77 a pack.
Tobacconist opens retail "emporium".
Previously was with B&W, PM, BAT