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

Acquires Swedish nicotine replacement therapy products company

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Reynolds American Inc. has officially reached an agreement to purchase all outstanding shares of the Swedish-based nicotine replacement therapy company Niconovum AB for 310 million Swedish kronor, or approximately $44 million. Niconovum markets innovative nicotine replacement...

Says evidence doesn't support conclusion that menthol cigarettes confer greater risk

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Lorillard Tobacco Co. issued a statement with regard to the report from the National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH) about the use of menthol cigarettes, which was released last week by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). "While we...

Returning to original name to emphasize focus on smokeless products

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Conwood Co. LLC is changing its name to American Snuff Co. LLC, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Conwood, the nation's second largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products, is an operating company of Reynolds American Inc. The company name change will not affect any of the company's...

Philip Morris is reportedly in talks to purchase or reach a marketing agreement with Ruyan Group, the manufacturer of the original electronic cigarette.
Current chief exec Orlowsky's contract expires at end of 2010.
San Francisco mulls proposal to reduce the number of sale permits by more than half
Tobacco retailers challenge news reports on roll-your-own, pipe tobaccos
Urges immediate passage by the full Senate
Philip Morris USA has filed lawsuits against 10 retailers selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes in New York and New Jersey.
Groupscall on Senate to pass bill preventing tax-evading online cigarette trafficking