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

Association's poster helps get word out on Ga. law

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- A new Georgia law went into effect on July 1 that makes it clear to those who are under age and attempt to purchase tobacco products that it is against the law. Georgia retailers sought the change in the current law, which was unclear on this issue and caused confusion within...

Bush veto expected over "federalizing" of health care, tobacco tax increases

WASHINGTON -- By a vote of 68-31, the full Senate has approved a plan to renew and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), which provides health coverage to low-income, uninsured American children whose parents do not qualify for Medicaid. The bill includes what the National...

Calif. Supreme Court affirms dismissal of class action against RJR

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. said it is pleased with the unanimous decision by the California State Supreme Court affirming a lower court's dismissal of a class-action lawsuit against the company and other major U.S. cigarette manufacturers. The decision overruled a California...

Senate version nears passage; Bush vows veto to legislation that would raise tobacco taxes
FDA could set standards for "reduced risk" products, ban clove smokes.
Missouri Appeals Court finds evidence of wrongdoing
Group targets U.S. Senate, House committees with new letter voicing opposition to tobacco tax hikes
And Wis. mulling higher cigarette tax, too
Votes to raise cigarette tax by 75 cents
Cigarette Store Acquires 13 Smoker Friendly Stores