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

"Light" cigarette ruling before appeals court

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government asked a federal appeals court to uphold a ruling that Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA and other U.S. cigarette-makers violated anti-racketeering laws by marketing low-tar cigarettes as healthier alternatives to full-flavored brands. U.S. District Judge Gladys...

New $350 million research center focuses on reduced risk tobacco products

RICHMOND, Va. -- Betting its future on reduced-risk and tobacco products adjacent to its core business, cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris USA (PM USA) openly discussed its new, 450,000-square-foot Center for Research and Technology with CSP Daily News, emphasizing architectural and interior...

Senate bans cigarette sales at Capitol c-stores; more tax proposals, scrutiny in pipeline

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers have banned tobacco sales at convenience stores in the U.S. Senate's half of the U.S. Capitol Building, said the AHN news service. The decision, backed by high-ranking members of the Senate Rules Committee, ended a discount that let staffers buy cigarettes sold on Capitol...

Second veto promised; GOP proposal has no tobacco tax
PM USA parent acquires John Middleton in "strategically compelling and financially attractive" deal.
President won't accept health bill with tobacco tax increase, officials say.
New York Governor Eliot L. Spitzer is backing away from a promised effort to collect taxes on the sale of cigarettes and gasoline by Native American retailers.
Includes $1-per-pack increase
House passes revised S-CHIP bill; another veto expected
All of retailers supermarkets, c-stores participating