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

Meanwhile, Paterson proposes fee hike on tobacco retailers

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Supporters of fair tax collection released an economic study this week confirming for the first time that the "hemorrhage" of New York State revenue from untaxed sales of cigarettes by Native American tribes has reached $1 billion a year, said the New York Association of Convenience...

Verdict favors PM USA in Engle progeny case

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Pinellas County, Fla., jury on Tuesday ruled in favor of Philip Morris USA in one of the first tobacco lawsuits following a 2006 Florida Supreme Court decision that decertified a class action but allowed former class members to file individual lawsuits. "The jury reached the...

Arkansas retailers reporting sharp decline in cigarette carton sales

ROGERS, Ark. -- Smokers have all but stopped purchasing cigarettes by the carton in Rogers, Ark., retailers told The Arkansas Democrat Gazette . Instead, they buy packs of cigarettes in Rogers with which to get by until they can drive to Missouri, 25 miles north, where cigarettes are less expensive...

Retailer uncertain about affect on sales; health official calls hike "great" for business.
Mass. court says smokers may use consumer protection laws to sue cigarette cos.
Reynolds American denounces N.C. gov's tobacco tax proposal.
Expands Gambler line in shadow of SCHIP tax increases
Lorillard most likely deal partner
Retailers and consumers gasp at new prices, miss "pantry-loading" opportunity.
FDA regulation the other shoe to drop, though alternative plans emerging