Tobacco

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

Court mostly upholds ruling alleging that cigarette makers lied about health hazards

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court has largely endorsed a ruling that found cigarette makers deceived the American public for decades about the health hazards of smoking. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Friday upheld major elements of a 2006 ruling that found the nation's top tobacco...

Senate panel approves regulation measure; Burr's amendment defeated

WASHINGTON -- A bill giving the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) power to regulate tobacco products won approval from a key U.S. Senate panel Wednesday, clearing the way for a full Senate vote, reported Dow Jones. The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee approved the...

Philip Morris USA has filed additional lawsuits against retailers selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA has filed additional lawsuits against retailers selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes. PM USA conducts periodic marketplace purchases of cigarettes and found each of the named defendants selling counterfeit cigarettes during 2009...

Study refutes benefit of proposed N.J. cigarette tax increase
Will expedite delivery time for West Coast customers
See how customers respond to tax hike before overhauling displays, consultant says
"The tobacco industry is at a crossroads. There's a need for change," expert says.
Cigar execs ponder the possible return of the Cuban
Hamburg "very comfortable" with oversight, given additional staff, funds.
Group keeping up fight, despite lack of united industry front

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