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

Supreme Court ruling reignites old, sparks new cases

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling last week allowing smokers in Maine to sue Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris unit for allegedly deceptive advertising of "light" cigarettes already is prompting new legal activity, including an effort to revive a multibillion-dollar case against the tobacco...

As oil falls below $40, analyst predicts it could dip below $30

NEW YORK -- Oil fell below $40 a barrel for the first time in more than four years as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) failed to convince traders that the glut in crude will diminish and the U.S. government said supplies climbed for the 11th time in 12 weeks, reported...

Knoxville, Tenn.-area Food Marts to stock disposable "E-cigar"

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ruyan America Inc. has announced that its Ruyan Vegas E-cigar, a smokeless cigarette substitute, is now available in Pilot Food Mart stores in the Knoxville, Tenn. region. The 5.5-inch Ruyan Vegas looks and feels like a premium cigar, with a circumference of approximately 50 ring...

Governor Timothy M. Kaine will propose doubling Virginia's 30 cents-per-pack cigarette tax in a rewritten budget that pares up to 1,500 state jobs.
Tribes threaten legal action over tax collection in New York state
PM USA: "We continue to view these cases as manageable".
Manufacturers, stamping agents accountable for untaxed sales by Indians to non-Indians
Cuts some, raises other allowances in some markets; federal tax increase could hit volumes
Stockdale, Bumbaco succeed retiring Rosson, Sanders
Cayuga Indian Nation had been forced to cease c-store sales over taxes