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

Will hear dispute over Maine law regulating Internet tobacco sales

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider reinstating Maine's law aimed at regulating Internet sales of cigarettes to keep them out of the hands of minors, reported the Associated Press. Trade associations for delivery companies successfully argued in an appeals court that a...

Will separate core businesses

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Star Scientific Inc. said its board has approved a reorganization of the company's corporate structure to provide for a separation of its core businesses: tobacco manufacturing operations, principally in the area of low-TSNA dissolvable smokeless tobacco products; and...

Children's healthcare may be tipping point

WASHINGTON -- A new national poll finds voters support a 75-cent-per pack federal cigarette tax increase to provide health care coverage to uninsured children. Approximately two-thirds (67%) favor such an increase, while 28% oppose it, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The group...

Tobacco company gearing up research effort to survive, capitalize on federal regulation
Responsible Retailers of N.Y. to hold tobacco/alcohol sales training
$35,000 settlement over tobacco sales to minors
Raleigh, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Orlando join Austin, Portland
20-cents pewr pack hike kicks in July 1
Justices say company cannot move case to federal court
Canadian group decries regulation