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

Cigarette tax would be 'self-defeating,' NYACS says

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Imposing a county-level cigarette tax would backfire on Nassau County, N.Y., taxpayers, retailers and public health initiatives "by feeding Long Island's epidemic of cigarette tax evasion," according to New York convenience store operators. "Regrettably, given the scourge of readily...

Tobacco-regulation legislation introduced in Senate

WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) has introduced legislation similar to a bill already passed by the House that gives the federal government the power to regulate tobacco products. Kennedy offered his measure Tuesday night without the fanfare of a press conference that accompanied the...

Says use of inhaled nicotine is outside of agency's jurisdiction

TAMPA, Fla. -- Smoking Everywhere Inc. has filed a federal complaint seeking an injunction against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) with respect to the FDA's recent attempts to ban the import of electronic cigarettes. The company believes the use of inhaled nicotine in a form and...

Accelerating tobacco regulation legislation; could vote on House version by end of May
N.Y. state bill would ban cigarette sales in drug stores, retailers with pharmacies
New Reynolds smokeless tobacco product to be available through Conwood in Colo., Fla.
Single-cigarette sales said to be flourishing in Michigan c-stores
Wichita retailer signs onto private-label authorized dealer program
Fitch predicts first-quarter cigarette volume decreases as high as 7%
Increase means nearly $2.3 billion reduction in revenue, foundation says