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

And General Tobacco amends MSA

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A jury Wednesday ordered Philip Morris USA to pay the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer $6.3 million in damages in a case that could blaze a legal trail for about 8,000 similar Florida lawsuits, reported the Associated Press. The six jurors deliberated over...

PM USA, Reynolds, Lorillard deliver increases ahead of federal hike

[Editor's Note: Reynolds American has adjusted some of the discounts it offers retailers for the month of March, not wholesalers, as originally reported by AP. The corrected story appears below.] RICHMOND, Va. -- Though a federal cigarette tax hike remains weeks away, at least two U.S. cigarette...

Tennessee court dismisses class-action allegations from "lights" suit

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Tennessee state court dismissed the class-action allegations earlier this week in a lawsuit brought against Altria Group and Philip Morris USA alleging violations of state consumer protection laws for using the terms "lights" and "lowered tar and nicotine" on packages of Marlboro...

Tobacco sales end at pharmacies, retailers with pharmacies, colleges, college stores
Lorillard profit up on demand for menthol brand
Legislation raises federal cigarette tax to $1.01 per pack on April 1
Roll-your-own to take tremendous hit as experts project sales declines, job losses
SCHIP vote leaves retailers reeling over likely sales declines,security issues
Finger Lakes locations were closed in November after cigarette tax raid
Kaine sought to double levy to 60 cents a pack