Tobacco

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

Knoxville, Tenn.-area Food Marts to stock disposable "E-cigar"

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ruyan America Inc. has announced that its Ruyan Vegas E-cigar, a smokeless cigarette substitute, is now available in Pilot Food Mart stores in the Knoxville, Tenn. region. The 5.5-inch Ruyan Vegas looks and feels like a premium cigar, with a circumference of approximately 50 ring...

Governor Timothy M. Kaine will propose doubling Virginia's 30 cents-per-pack cigarette tax in a rewritten budget that pares up to 1,500 state jobs.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Governor Timothy M. Kaine will propose doubling Virginia's 30 cents-per-pack cigarette tax in a rewritten budget that pares up to 1,500 state jobs, Virginia legislators said Tuesday. The governor's budget amendments anticipate about $300 million in new state revenues, and a large...

Tribes threaten legal action over tax collection in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Indian tribes across the state of New York are already threatening legal action to delay a measure signed into law Monday by Governor David A. Paterson to begin collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American retailers, reported The Buffalo News .As reported yesterday in CSP...

Manufacturers, stamping agents accountable for untaxed sales by Indians to non-Indians
PM USA: "We continue to view these cases as manageable".
Cuts some, raises other allowances in some markets; federal tax increase could hit volumes
Stockdale, Bumbaco succeed retiring Rosson, Sanders
Cayuga Indian Nation had been forced to cease c-store sales over taxes
Smoke, smokeless sales continue strong track despite economic challenges
Deal expected to close by January 7 at latest

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