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

Legislation granting FDA control over tobacco clears final Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday cleared the last hurdle toward passage of a long-debated bill to give the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco, said The Wall Street Journal . A final vote is expected today, according to the report, citing Senator...

NYACS, NATO, others team up to challenge registration fees, more

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Nine associations representing New York state retailers have jointly launched "Operation Rollback," an industry-wide drive to undo the large increase in retail tobacco registration fees approved in the 2009-2010 New York State budget. Over the strenuous objections of retailers,...

Politicians views of FDA tobacco regulation in line with "local" cigarette companies

WASHINGTON -- The issue of whether the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) should regulate the tobacco industry has divided four lawmakers not along party lines but on the positions cigarette companies located in their states have taken on the matter, said a Dow Jones report. Sens. Mark...

Agrees to start the debate; Budget Office says bill would add to deficit
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has launched, a new password-protected website that provides the company's retail partners with "anytime" access.
Tobacco control bill could dampen product innovations such as snus
Florida's Crist signs tobacco "execution order"; other states mulling tax increases.
Senators seek to ban dissolvable smokeless tobacco products
Cigarette makers will seek further review of federal ruling on health hazards, RICO
Industry professionals share thoughts on the economy, taxes, staying in control