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

House subcommittee approves Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON -- The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health has approved legislation—the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108)—that would give the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate the manufacture and sale of tobacco products. The...

Swedish Match Red Man moist snuff available nationwide

RICHMOND, Va. -- Swedish Match has launched Red Man Moist Snuff, the latest product to carry the company's smokeless tobacco brand name. This follows a test market launch last year in 11 states, which represented 36% of the moist snuff category volume. "Consumer acceptance of Red Man Moist Snuff in...

Ky. cigarette tax moves ahead; N.Y. groups advocate smoke tax hike

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky House Democrats are moving on with their proposed budget, which calls for a 25-cent hike in cigarette taxes, despite Governor Steve Beshear's opposition, legislative leaders said. According to the Associated Press, Beshear, a Democrat, wants the General Assembly to pass...

Gov's woes; tribal cigarette tax evasion costing N.Y. $600 million a year.
Oglesby responsible for marketing, development
Takes action against web cigarette vendors to stop infringement, illegal importation
Proposed excise tax increase will crush business
PM USA continues efforts to stop importation of counterfeit cigarettes
To be available in Portland, KC, DFW, Orlando, Columbus
First makeover in brand's history.