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

Kaine sought to double levy to 60 cents a pack

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee defeated a proposal by Governor Timothy M. Kaine (D) to double the tax on cigarettes in a state where the tobacco industry pumps millions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the economy, reported The Washington Post . The Senate will...

Introduces SCHIP amendment to reduce cigarette tax increase by more than half

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans fell short Wednesday in their efforts to curtail the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the government health insurance program for lower-income children, said the Associated Press. Democrats defeated amendments that would have...

Tobacco industry execs expect repercussions as excise tax hike seems imminent

PARAMUS, N.J. -- With the expanded SCHIP bill steadily streaming down the legislative pipeline, tobacco companies are preparing for its impending passage into law and the related tobacco-tax hike that will come with in. It seems there is not much else they can do at this point. "How do you prepare...

Injunction temporarily bars cigarette tax-evasion prosecution by N.Y. counties
Tax hike to pay for bill will lead to sales reductions, layoffs, store closings, more
Reynolds American smokeless subsidiary moving ahead with $115 million plan
Anti-tobacco health group releases annual report
This month, grocery chain Hiller's Markets has made a New Year's resolution to quit smoking-to cease selling cigarettes at all of its seven supermarkets.
Senate expected to move quickly;legislation to be paid for with tobacco hike
Senecas call for federal troops to ward off cigarette tax collection