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

Also answers Arkansas claim regarding Master Settlement Agreement payments

MAYODAN, N.C. -- Tobacco manufacturer and distributor General Tobacco (GT) said that it has appealed the interpretation of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) by the Superior Court of California. The company also answered a claim by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel seeking payments from...

Tobacco companies working to determine, clarify which products affected

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) officials have warned tobacco companies to think twice about circumventing a new ban on certain flavored-cigarettes by introducing similar products like little cigars, said The Wall Street Journal . The ban affects cigarettes with fruit, candy...

PM USA applauds, supports action against overseas sellers infringing on trademarks

RICHMOND, Va. -- The International Trade Commission (ITC) took action this week to stop illegally imported Marlboro, Virginia Slims and Parliament cigarettes from entering the United States. The ITC issued a General Exclusion Order requiring U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to deny entry...

Kretek asks federal court to prevent FDA action against flavored cigars
Nominates Curtis Wright for agency's advisory committee.
Fruit, candy, clove products affected, but not menthol...yet
Suit succeeds in winning temporary restraining order barring retail tobacco fees
Upstate NY tribe hopes to protect supply, cut out wholesalers, make taxation harder
Nationwide event to benefit victims of natural disasters
FDA further defines flavored-cigarette ban; retailer reacts