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

Will debut new Copenhagen, expand testing of Marlboro Snus

NEW YORK -- Altria Group Inc. plans to unveil a new version of Copenhagen this fall, one of several moves aimed at increasing the company's smokeless-tobacco sales amid tough competition from lower-priced brands, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal . Altria said at a Barclays Capital...

Reynolds, others file suit challenging provisions of FDA Tobacco Act

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. joined other tobacco manufacturers and a tobacco retailer in filing suit today in federal court in Bowling Green, Ky., seeking to protect their First Amendment right to communicate with adult tobacco consumers about their products. The law passed by...

PM USA sues Mastic retailers for selling fake products

RICHMOND, Va. -- Last Wednesday, approximately 300 cartons of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes were seized from three Mastic, N.Y., smoke shops to prevent their sale to consumers. Suffolk County Police carried out the search and seizure pursuant to an order by U.S. District Court Judge Leonard...

Tribe must wait until appeals exhausted
PM USA says award is "unwarranted," "unconstitutionally excessive".
Establishing committee with medical, government, industry, public representation
DIY cigarettes? Some smokers start growing their own tobacco
Public health, VA care expert Deyton will lead agency's regulation effort.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation was suing over cigarette seizures
Study: State's cigarette excise tax unreliable, declining, unstable funding source.