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

C-stores apprehensive over governor's cigarette tax fairness initiative

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) reacted with a mix of hope and skepticism as Governor David A. Paterson announced plans today to shift out of neutral on the issue of tax collection on Native American sales of cigarettes to non-Indian customers. A state law...

Towle, Meyer were with USST; Tully elected to NATO board

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- National Tobacco Co. LP has announced the recent additions of two long-term industry professionals to its sales management team in 2010. Steve Towle will be assuming the role of key accounts manager in the eight-state South Central region of the country. And Tom Meyer has also...

Judge sides with tobacco company on Rolling Stone ad placement

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An appellate court in Ohio ruled last week that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. cannot be blamed for the content of a Camel advertisement in Rolling Stone being placed around a pullout containing cartoon images, reported The Winston-Salem Journal . The decision is the latest of several...

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is studying the ingredients used in cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Criticizes agency's "tenacious drive to maximize its regulatory power".
Plaintiff drops Engle case to avoid having to pay company's legal fees.
Two court challenges could reshape tobacco sales and promotion
Treasury Dept., FDA provide assurances on clove legality, company says
Governor proposes boost from 79 cents to $1.34
Altria, retailersexpect big impact from new Copenhagen variety