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

Court rejects effort to establish cigarette lawsuit fund

NEW YORK -- Five of the largest tobacco companies in the country won a legal victory late last week when a federal appeals court rejected an attempt to establish a nationwide class that would have established an industry fund to pay punitive damages for yet-to-be filed claims from smokers across...

Ontario c-store owners ask government to protect cigarette sales area, livelihoods

TORONTO -- Independent, family-owned convenience stores in Ontario have asked the government of Premier Dalton McGuinty to protect the safety and security of their families and their employees as well as their ability to make a living by not amending Bill 164, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, to ban the...

Cigarettes, poker, lottery affected by Senate budget plan

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's cigarette tax would rise by 35 cents per pack, and the state would ban video poker while making changes to an anticipated lottery under a Senate budget proposal rolled out Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, State Senate Democrats met for more than three...

Didn't know smokes were counterfeit, retailer says.
Tobacco trial entering remedies phase
Red Flag campaign designed to reduce teen cigarette sales
Sales rising, but at expense of premium brands
CHS launches purchasing program through Consolidated Buying Co.
Federal appeals court rejects bid for full-court hearing on disgorgement as remedy in suit
Carolina Tobacco Co. has submitted its application to become a future signatory to the Master Settlement Agreement.