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

DIY cigarettes? Some smokers start growing their own tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. -- Something unusual is cropping up alongside the tomatoes, eggplant and okra in Scott Byars' vegetable gardenthe leaves of 30 tobacco plants. Driven largely by ever-rising tobacco prices, he is among a growing number of smokers that have turned to their green thumbs to cultivate...

Public health, VA care expert Deyton will lead agency's regulation effort

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has launched its new Center for Tobacco Products. The Center will oversee the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act signed by President Obama in June 2009. The FDA's responsibilities under the law...

Muscogee (Creek) Nation was suing over cigarette seizures

TULSA, Okla. -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Oklahoma Tax Commission and tax commissioners filed by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation after the commission seized what it called contraband cigarettes from tribal delivery trucks, reported The Tulsa World . In his decision issued...

Study: State's cigarette excise tax unreliable, declining, unstable funding source.
Issues in the tobacco industry haven't had expected impact, analyst says.
Retailers hurting from new state and federal cigarette taxes; some report sales down 30%
Royal Buying Group Inc. has selected Imageworks Display and Marketing as a supplier of cigarette and tobacco fixtures.
Deal makes it first state to stop sale of unapproved nicotine delivery devices
NYACS says mistimed warnings will lead to more tax evasion
FDA concerned about the safety, marketing of electronic cigarettes