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

House committee OKs Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON -- The House Energy & Commerce Committee approved H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act, by a vote of 39 to 13 late yesterday. This legislation will give U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate the marketing and sales of...

Long-shot proposal would give HHS authority over tobacco rather than FDA

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers continued their efforts this week to give the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products. The legislation passed the House last summer, but faced a veto threat from then-President George Bush and did not get a vote in the...

NYACS fights "obscene" hike in retail tobacco dealer fee

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) said that it is leading the fight against an "astronomical" fee increase designed by public health advocates to sharply reduce the number of New York retail outlets selling tobacco. At the urging of his health commissioner,...

Group acknowledges smokeless products are option for reducing health risks
Legislation to give FDA authority over tobacco products on front burner
Verdict result of "unconstitutional and profoundly flawed" trial procedure, company says.
PM USA, Reynolds, Lorillard deliver increases ahead of federal hike
And General Tobacco amends MSA
PM USA, Reynolds, Lorillard deliver increases ahead of federal hike
Tennessee court dismisses class-action allegations from "lights" suit.