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

Retailers again voice opposition, anticipate loss of sales

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The push is on to raise statewide cigarette taxes in Illinois by $1 a pack, reported The Chicago Tribune . The American Lung Association and the American Heart Association are discussing the issue with lawmakers and State Senator Jeff Schoenberg (D) plans to sponsor a bill. A...

NATO rallies other industry groups around opposition to tobacco tax increases

WASHINGTON -- Moving quickly to try to give president-elect Barack Obama an early victory on an important healthcare issue, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote today to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and increase cigarette taxes to pay for it, said a...

Positioned as the ultra-premium slims brand in category

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Commonwealth Brands Inc. is introducing two Davidoff Slim cigarette styles to the United States this February 2009. The company said rollout is intended to fulfill consumers' desire for an alternative premium slims cigarette. Introduction of Davidoff Slims follows the...

Ky. poll shows grassroots support for increase
"Election of Barack Obama changes everything," antismoking watchdog says.
Could add $1 onto existing 35-cent-per-pack levy
The transaction is valued at approximately $11.7 billion, which includes the assumption of approximately $1.3 billion of debt.
States are circumventing more than 30 years of tobacco industry opposition to federal safe cigarette legislation by passing their own laws.
John Middleton Co. joined other cigar companies in asking a Maryland circuit court to overturn a recently enacted law that bans the sale of single cigars.
Federal attorneys have filed suit against a tobacco wholesale company for failing to pay $18.4 million in federal tobacco settlement assessments.