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

Judge sides with tobacco company on Rolling Stone ad placement

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An appellate court in Ohio ruled last week that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. cannot be blamed for the content of a Camel advertisement in Rolling Stone being placed around a pullout containing cartoon images, reported The Winston-Salem Journal . The decision is the latest of several...

Criticizes agency's "tenacious drive to maximize its regulatory power"

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge said the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) does not have the authority to seize electronic cigarettes because the products do not qualify as devices subject to the agency's regulation, reported The Wall Street Journal . In a 32-page opinion, U.S. District Judge...

Plaintiff drops Engle case to avoid having to pay company's legal fees

RICHMOND, Va. -- A former smoker who filed suit against Philip Morris USA dropped his case after two days of trial to avoid having to pay the company's attorneys fees in the event he lost at trial. The plaintiff's decision in the Cohen case comes after two prior Engle plaintiffs who lost at trial...

Treasury Dept., FDA provide assurances on clove legality, company says
Two court challenges could reshape tobacco sales and promotion
Governor proposes boost from 79 cents to $1.34
Altria, retailersexpect big impact from new Copenhagen variety
Will pay $47 million in severance, expenses
Key category shows resilience despite federal,state tax hikes,economy
Says evidence doesn't support conclusion that menthol cigarettes confer greater risk.