Tobacco

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

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc investors almost unanimously approved the company's $17 billion bid for Altadis SA, parent company of Altadis USA.

LONDON -- Imperial Tobacco Group Plc investors almost unanimously approved the company's $17 billion bid for Altadis SA, parent company of Altadis USA, the supplier of Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo cigars, among other brands. Shareholders met Monday in the southwestern English city of Bristol,...

Bill would allow collar counties to follow

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Senate has voted to raise the state's cigarette tax by 90 cents a pack, said the Associated Press. That means smokers would pay $1.88 a pack instead of just 98 cents. The legislation (HB556) also would let the collar counties around Chicago increase their local...

Swedish Match has introduced Red Man Premium Moist Snuff. Swedish Match is headquartered in Sweden with a North American division based in Richmond, Va.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Swedish Match has introduced Red Man Premium Moist Snuff. It will test the product in 11 states beginning September 1Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, western Pennsylvania and southwestern Tennesseerepresenting 36%...

Association's poster helps get word out on Ga. law.
Bush veto expected over "federalizing" of health care, tobacco tax increases.
Calif. Supreme Court affirms dismissal of class action against RJR
Senate version nears passage; Bush vows veto to legislation that would raise tobacco taxes
FDA could set standards for "reduced risk" products, ban clove smokes.
Missouri Appeals Court finds evidence of wrongdoing
And Wis. mulling higher cigarette tax, too

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