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

And Wis. mulling higher cigarette tax, too

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Just a day after seeking an increase in Illinois cigarette taxes, Democrats in the state Senate proposed an even bigger increase. They now want to raise the tax by 90 cents instead of 75 cents, the Associated Press said. If approved, the increase would mean smokers would pay a...

Group targets U.S. Senate, House committees with new letter voicing opposition to tobacco tax hikes

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) has issued new letters to Congress concerning the increase in the federal cigarette tax from 39 cents a pack to $1 a pack and the raising of the federal excise tax on other tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco and...

Votes to raise cigarette tax by 75 cents

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Senate committee has voted to raise the state tax on cigarettes by 75 cents, said the Associated Press. That would bring the total tax to $1.73 a pack. The measure, HB556, which passed 6-3 Wednesday in the Revenue Committee, would generate about $328 million a year...

The Cigarette Store Corp. has acquired 13 Smoker Friendly stores in southern Colorado from the S. R. Flaks Co. The sale price was not disclosed.
Cigarette Store Acquires 13 Smoker Friendly Stores
As proposal moves to full Senate, opponents reiterate their positions
Leading the Charge
Senate committee proposes hefty increases for cigarettes, more; administration signals veto
Miller named zone's national accounts manager.
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