Tobacco

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

Federal cigarette tax looms larger; states boost tobacco taxes, hold line on gas, sales taxes

WASHINGTON -- Support appears to be growing in Congress for increasing the federal tobacco tax, as lawmakers look to raise funding for a popular children's health-insurance program, reported The Wall Street Journal. And many smokers are feeling a greater squeeze on their wallets as more states...

Clerks who work in convenience stores that sell gasoline are the most likely to sell tobacco to minors, said a new study.

SEATTLE -- Clerks who work in convenience stores that sell gasoline are the most likely to sell tobacco to minors, said a new study. We were surprised that gas-convenience stores were at highest risk for [minor] tobacco sales, said lead author Dave Pearson of the Group Health Community Foundation...

TV ad voices N.Y. group's frustration over tax fairness issue

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York convenience store operators are taking to the airwaves to voice their frustration with Governor Eliot Spitzer's inaction on the tax fairness issue. A 60-second TV commercial begin airing in Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo and possibly other markets on July 5, 2007, demanding that...

Survey looks at new tobacco products, predicts hit for PM USA's Marlboro Snus.
The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a federal law setting strict limits on advertising by tobacco companies in the name of safeguarding public health.
Star Scientific Inc. vowed to appeal two federal court rulings against the smokeless tobacco developer in its patent dispute with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Increase would hurt sales to out-of-state customers, they say
Will hear dispute over Maine law regulating Internet tobacco sales
Will separate core businesses
Children's healthcare may be tipping point.

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