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

Proposed cigarette tax hike would be disastrous to N.Y. economy, say Wilson Farms, NYACS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Doubling New York's cigarette tax in the next state budget, as is reportedly under consideration, would be disastrous for state revenues, public health and small businesses, Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores said in a media statement citing data from the New York Association of...

Group withdraws opposition to House FDA tobacco regulation bill

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- After working with House Energy & Commerce Committee members to include provisions that address retailer concerns, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has withdrawn its opposition to H.R. 1108, a bill that would give the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (...

Will make all of its cigarettes fire-standards compliant

MEBANE, N.C. -- Vector Group Ltd.'s subsidiary, Liggett Group LLC, has announced that, consistent with cigarette fire safety standards enacted by a growing number of states, it plans to voluntarily convert the production of all of its domestic cigarette brands to comply with state cigarette fire...

Big Tobacco floats all boats, but “contractual bundling” inevitable, analyst predicts
Proposed regulation, tax hike a likely campaign issue
Cigarette taxes, bans whittle wholesalers down to two
Philip Morris USA to begin serving cigar customers; no other cuts expected
Researchers remove cancer-causing gene from tobacco
Case alleges tobacco cos. target minors with ads
House subcommittee approves Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act