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

Includes $1-per-pack increase

MADISON, Wis.--The Wisconsin state legislature last week approved a two-year, $57.2 billion budget, which Governor Jim Doyle signed on Friday, ending the year's last state budget impasse in the nation, said the Associated Press. The budget includes a $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase and an...

House passes revised S-CHIP bill; another veto expected

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a revised children's health proposal (H.R. 3963) Thursday, but not by the two-thirds margin that supporters will need if President Bush vetoes the measure as promised, said the Associated Press. As with the already-vetoed bill, the revised measure would add would $35...

All of retailers supermarkets, c-stores participating

CINCINNATI -- The nation's largest grocery chain, The Kroger Co., has joined with the attorneys general of 41 states and Guam in an agreement to help reduce the sale of cigarettes and tobacco to minors. The Cincinnati-based retailer will change the way it sells, promotes and advertises cigarettes...

OK c-store owners seek to curb alleged abuses
Pelosi promises bill will go back to president
Swedish Match North America, a subsidiary of Swedish Match AB, has promoted Gary Poehlmann to the position of vice president sales of other tobacco products.
The U.S. House of Representatives failed to override President Bush's veto of the bill to reauthorize and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
Health agency recommends 50-cent hike
For first time since program's inspection, every state met 20% or less target.
Industry vet will be director of national accounts