Tobacco

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

For now, sales are up, but San Francisco's pharmacy tobacco sales ban likely to grow

[Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series following on San Francisco's banning of tobacco sales in pharmacies.] SAN FRANCISCO -- In the 18 days since San Francisco banned pharmacies from selling tobacco products, convenience-store retailers have seen cigarette sales rise sharply. But...

Altria Group Inc. and UST Inc. announced Friday that the FTC granted early termination of the initial waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

NEW YORK -- Altria Group Inc. and UST Inc. announced Friday that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has granted early termination of the initial waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and, therefore, no further regulatory review by the federal antitrust...

And Eclipse trial continues

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) said that its R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. subsidiary will record a third-quarter pre-tax noncash charge of approximately $175 million associated with the lower trademark value of its Kool cigarette brand. As RAI noted in its restructuring...

A Florida judge sentenced James David Joiner, who was found guilty of vending goods with counterfeit trademarks, to 364 days in jail and five years probation.
Will pay $100,000 for costs incurred by investigation, negotiation
Tobacco troubles in Canada set industry thinking of replacements
Suit claims bootleg cigarettes being resold in city
Philip Morris USA sues to overturn S.F. sales ban on tobacco products
Augments marketing plan for Ariva, Stonewall dissolvable smokeless products
Marine entrepreneurs rolling out energy-infused smokeless tobacco product

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