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

But tobacco cos. lose Engle appeal

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by several southern and western cigarette wholesalers that alleged Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco engaged in price discrimination through wholesale incentive programs the tobacco companies used to boost cigarette sales, reported Dow...

Veto still certain, but override in the works, keeping tobacco tax in play

WASHINGTON -- President Bush told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday that he will veto the $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) passed by Congress, to be funded through a federal excise tax increase on tobacco, including a 61-cents-per-pack...

N.Y., N.J. lawsuits intended to stop sale of counterfeit cigarettes

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA filed lawsuits yesterday against retailers selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes. The company filed three suits against 105 retailers in federal courts in New York and New Jersey. The lawsuits are aimed at stopping the sale of...

Federal increase could still set sail even if Bush's S-CHIP veto torpedoes legislation.
Will run CTS Concepts
Five-cents-per-pack increase follows other tobacco companies
Opposes Democrat-proposed tobacco tax hike, move toward "government-run health care".
Panter, Mehari's added to lineup.
Aim to stop trademark infringement, smuggling
QuikTrip Corp. stores is responding to a campaign by firefighters in Johnson County, Kansas, to prevent children obtaining lighters and matches.