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

Nationwide event to benefit victims of natural disasters

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- During the months of October and November, Altadis U.S.A. and its retailers will be sponsoring "A Special Evening of Cigars, Camaraderie & Caring," to be hosted by retail tobacconists nationwide. The event, entitled "Operation Hope," will benefit the Montecristo Relief...

FDA further defines flavored-cigarette ban; retailer reacts

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- With just under a week left before the sales of flavored cigarettes become illegal, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter providing the industry with more specific direction, its first action in regulating tobacco since given the task in July. As the...

Will debut new Copenhagen, expand testing of Marlboro Snus

NEW YORK -- Altria Group Inc. plans to unveil a new version of Copenhagen this fall, one of several moves aimed at increasing the company's smokeless-tobacco sales amid tough competition from lower-priced brands, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal . Altria said at a Barclays Capital...

Reynolds, others file suit challenging provisions of FDA Tobacco Act
PM USA sues Mastic retailers for selling fake products
Tribe must wait until appeals exhausted
PM USA says award is "unwarranted," "unconstitutionally excessive".
Establishing committee with medical, government, industry, public representation
DIY cigarettes? Some smokers start growing their own tobacco
Public health, VA care expert Deyton will lead agency's regulation effort.