Tobacco

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

Group targets U.S. Senate, House committees with new letter voicing opposition to tobacco tax hikes

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) has issued new letters to Congress concerning the increase in the federal cigarette tax from 39 cents a pack to $1 a pack and the raising of the federal excise tax on other tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco and...

Votes to raise cigarette tax by 75 cents

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Senate committee has voted to raise the state tax on cigarettes by 75 cents, said the Associated Press. That would bring the total tax to $1.73 a pack. The measure, HB556, which passed 6-3 Wednesday in the Revenue Committee, would generate about $328 million a year...

Cigarette Store Acquires 13 Smoker Friendly Stores

BOULDER, Colo. -- The Cigarette Store Corp. in Boulder, Colo., has acquired 13 Smoker Friendly stores in southern Colorado from the S. R. Flaks Co. The sale price was not disclosed. The Cigarette Store Corp., doing business as Smoker Friendly/Gasamat, is a regional tobacco and gasoline retailer and...

The Cigarette Store Corp. has acquired 13 Smoker Friendly stores in southern Colorado from the S. R. Flaks Co. The sale price was not disclosed.
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