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

Florida's Crist signs tobacco "execution order"; other states mulling tax increases

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Governor Charlie Crist didn't try to hide his motives when he signed into law a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike Wednesday, reported The Orlando Sentinel . "I view it more as a health issue than a tax issue," said Crist, a Republican who broke with a career-long...

Senators seek to ban dissolvable smokeless tobacco products

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are aiming to snuff out dissolvable smokeless-tobacco products before they can gain a hold in the U.S. market, reported The Winston-Salem Journal . Their amendment to the proposed Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco...

Cigarette makers will seek further review of federal ruling on health hazards, RICO

RICHMOND, Va. & WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Tobacco companies Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. said that they will seek further review of a federal appeals court ruling that found cigarette makers deceived the American public for decades about the health hazards of smoking. The U.S...

Industry professionals share thoughts on the economy, taxes, staying in control
Court mostly upholds ruling alleging that cigarette makers lied about health hazards
Senate panel approves regulation measure; Burr's amendment defeated.
Philip Morris USA has filed additional lawsuits against retailers selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes.
Study refutes benefit of proposed N.J. cigarette tax increase
Will expedite delivery time for West Coast customers
See how customers respond to tax hike before overhauling displays, consultant says