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

Will separate core businesses

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Star Scientific Inc. said its board has approved a reorganization of the company's corporate structure to provide for a separation of its core businesses: tobacco manufacturing operations, principally in the area of low-TSNA dissolvable smokeless tobacco products; and...

Children's healthcare may be tipping point

WASHINGTON -- A new national poll finds voters support a 75-cent-per pack federal cigarette tax increase to provide health care coverage to uninsured children. Approximately two-thirds (67%) favor such an increase, while 28% oppose it, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The group...

Tobacco company gearing up research effort to survive, capitalize on federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. -- At a Richmond, Va., research park that is home to several biotech companies, Philip Morris USA is building a $350 million research facility and preparing for regulation of tobacco by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), according to The Wall Street Journal. With Democrats in...

Responsible Retailers of N.Y. to hold tobacco/alcohol sales training
$35,000 settlement over tobacco sales to minors
Raleigh, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Orlando join Austin, Portland
20-cents pewr pack hike kicks in July 1
Justices say company cannot move case to federal court
Canadian group decries regulation
Manufacturers adapt to changing tobacco environment with product innovation