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

Group acknowledges smokeless products are option for reducing health risks

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-six of the nation's leading tobacco control researchers and policy experts have called for regulatory control of all tobacco products. They also called for policies that encourage current tobacco users to reduce their health risks by switching from the most to the least harmful...

Legislation to give FDA authority over tobacco products on front burner

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after President Barack Obama signed State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation into law, raising the federal cigarette tax, the other shoe may drop on tobacco retailing. The Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108), which...

Verdict result of "unconstitutional and profoundly flawed" trial procedure, company says

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA said it will seek appellate review of a jury verdict awarding $8 million in total damages to the family of a former smoker. A jury Wednesday ordered Richmond, Va.-based PM USA to pay Elaine Hess, whose husband Stuart Hess died in 1997 at age 55 after decades as a...

PM USA, Reynolds, Lorillard deliver increases ahead of federal hike
And General Tobacco amends MSA
PM USA, Reynolds, Lorillard deliver increases ahead of federal hike
Tennessee court dismisses class-action allegations from "lights" suit.
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