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

Analyst says 2008 will be an exciting year for the tobacco industry

NEW YORK -- Next year could be a lulu for the tobacco category if some of the predictions and expected strategy moves suggested by a prominent tobacco industry analysts come to pass. "There's going to be a lot of action starting early next year, and it will be quite interesting," Citigroup tobacco...

Newport claims it's not stealing Marlboro's "M"

RICHMOND, Va. -- Lorillard Tobacco Co. is denying that its use of the letter "M" to promote its Newport cigarettes cashes in on Philip Morris USA's iconic Marlboro brand. The nation's No. 1 tobacco company filed suit in October in U.S. District Court seeking to block Lorillard from using an "M" in...

Cartoon ad sparks suits

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Attorney General Tom Corbett has announced that Pennsylvania, along with several other states, have filed a series of multi-million dollar lawsuits against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for violating a national ban on the use of cartoons in the advertisement and promotion of...

Tobacco co. will not advertise in newspapers, magazines starting next year
Imperial Tobacco to bring brands to the U.S.
Smoker Friendly International LLC announced several changes in the management structure of the company and its Cigarette Store Corp. effective immediately.
"Light" cigarette ruling before appeals court.
New $350 million research center focuses on reduced risk tobacco products
Senate bans cigarette sales at Capitol c-stores; more tax proposals, scrutiny in pipeline
Second veto promised; GOP proposal has no tobacco tax