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

Verdict result of "unconstitutional and profoundly flawed" trial procedure, company says

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA said it will seek appellate review of a jury verdict awarding $8 million in total damages to the family of a former smoker. A jury Wednesday ordered Richmond, Va.-based PM USA to pay Elaine Hess, whose husband Stuart Hess died in 1997 at age 55 after decades as a...

PM USA, Reynolds, Lorillard deliver increases ahead of federal hike

[Editor's Note: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco has adjusted some of the discounts it offers retailers for the month of March, not wholesalers, as originally reported by AP. The corrected story appears below.] RICHMOND, Va. -- Though a federal cigarette tax hike remains weeks away, at least two U.S...

And General Tobacco amends MSA

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A jury Wednesday ordered Philip Morris USA to pay the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer $6.3 million in damages in a case that could blaze a legal trail for about 8,000 similar Florida lawsuits, reported the Associated Press. The six jurors deliberated over...

PM USA, Reynolds, Lorillard deliver increases ahead of federal hike
Tennessee court dismisses class-action allegations from "lights" suit.
Tobacco sales end at pharmacies, retailers with pharmacies, colleges, college stores
Lorillard profit up on demand for menthol brand
Legislation raises federal cigarette tax to $1.01 per pack on April 1
Roll-your-own to take tremendous hit as experts project sales declines, job losses
SCHIP vote leaves retailers reeling over likely sales declines,security issues