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

All brands see increases, promotional reductions; other manufacturers likely to follow suit

RICHMOND, Va. -- Calling it strictly an effort to achieve its business objectives, Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA announced price increases or reductions in its wholesale off-invoice promotions for all its cigarette brands. As reported in a CSP Daily News Flash yesterday, PM USA is taking a...

Court of appeals vacates lower court ruling in cigarette lawsuit

BOSTON -- The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday vacated a federal court ruling throwing out a lawsuit by three Mainers alleging deceptive and unfair advertising by the makers of light cigarettes, reported the Associated Press. Lori Spellman, Stephanie Good and Allain Thibodeau filed a...

If passed, measure would raise tax by 84.5 cents/pack

SALEM, Ore. -- Tobacco interests have gone to court in a bid to block a statewide vote this fall in Oregon on a cigarette tax increase to pay for children's health insurance, said the Associated Press. A lawsuit filed in Marion County (Ore.) Circuit Court last week maintains that Measure 50, which...

Board announces Intentions for Philip Morris International
Smoker Friendly panel warns of tough legislative road ahead
Ill. Supreme Court puts PM USA "lights" lawsuit to rest.
Cigarette maker develops new shelf display
The board of the Altria Group will meet on Wednesday to decide whether to spin off the international arm of its cigarette business.
Philip Morris to test new moist tobacco in Atlanta market beginning in October