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

IRI numbers show tobacco sales recovering from winter drop

CHICAGO -- Retailers may be riding a rising tide in tobacco sales, especially after a dramatic drop during the first two quarters of the year, according to numbers reported exclusively at this week's CSP Tobacco Category Review Meeting. Though growth in retail dollars for cigarettes specifically is...

N.Y. association urges state government to adopt new law

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The New York State Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) is again calling on Governor David Paterson and the Legislature to seize the moment and pass meaningful cigarette tax legislation, according to a WNED-TV report. Association president James Calvin told the news outlet...

Couple patents color-coded cigarettes of differing lengths

WHITMAN, Mass. -- A Whitman, Mass., couple have patented Steppin' Outs, a pack of 20 color-coded cigarettes in three different sizes. The idea, according to a report by The Enterprise News, is that smokers can either gradually reduce their intake in order to quit, or those who don't can still have...

Will add Benson & Hedges maker through tender offer
Industry weighs in, begins to dissect Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act
Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act would give regulatory power to FDA
Leavitt letter suggests strong opposition from Bush administration
Swisher celebrates 50 years; retailers get the presents
Altadis U.S.A. announced its appointment by Nat Sherman International as the exclusive distributor of several lines of Nat Sherman cigars in the United States.
Letter urges legislators, govs to look beyond tobacco for revenue