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

FDA concerned about the safety, marketing of electronic cigarettes

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples has found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze. Electronic cigarettes, also called "e-...

Seeking lost revenue for ailing budgets as excise tax hikes accelerate bootlegging

WASHINGTON -- States have been taking a harder line against cigarette smuggling as part of the widening search for solutions to their budget problems, reported The Wall Street Journal . States including Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island and Virginia this year have stepped up law-...

CFO Ellis to succeed retiring cigar industry leader

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Altadis U.S.A. has announced that Theo Folz, the company's president and chief executive officer, will be retiring on Sept. 30, 2009. He joined the company 25 years ago and has been in the industry 46 years. "With such legendary company brands as Montecristo, Romeo y...

Man "overcharged" for cigarettes due to bank error.
N.Y. counties plan to appeal Indian Nation cigarette ruling
Spurred by the floor-stock tax, retailers keeping fewer SKUs, cartons on hand
Tobacco-maker took a risk with its MST pricing strategy to mixed results
CSP-UBS convenience store survey unveils category's winners, losers.
Patent infringement lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds goes on
Tobacco license fees could snuff out N.Y. c-stores, retailer says