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

Miller named zone's national accounts manager

GLENVIEW, Ill. -- Republic Tobacco, a major roll-your-own/make-your-own supplier, has appointed Mickey Falconburg as western zone manager. Falconburg will report directly to Steve Sandman, who joined Glenview, Ill.-based Republic Tobacco as vice president of sales and marketing in April, coming...

Will require more staffing, security

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Dawn Carlson, president of the Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa, is taking a stand against a proposed increase in the federal tobacco tax. She predicted that with another hike in the price of a pack of smokes, there will be even more attempts to steal...

McHugh targets online cigarette sellers

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Congressman John M. McHugh (R-N.Y.) has authored H.R. 2932, which, if passed, would outlaw the shipping of cigarettes and other tobacco products via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Currently, there is insufficient enforcement of age identification when purchasing tobacco over the...

Springfield, Mass., plan calls for fining clerks as well as stores
Each smoker would have a different perception
Federal cigarette tax looms larger; states boost tobacco taxes, hold line on gas, sales taxes
Clerks who work in convenience stores that sell gasoline are the most likely to sell tobacco to minors, said a new study.
TV ad voices N.Y. group's frustration over tax fairness issue.
Survey looks at new tobacco products, predicts hit for PM USA's Marlboro Snus.
The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a federal law setting strict limits on advertising by tobacco companies in the name of safeguarding public health.