Tobacco

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

Most N.Y. smokers buy at least some cigarettes tax free, study reveals

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- More than a third of New York smokers regularly avoid the state's high cigarette taxes by buying from Indian reservations, the Internet or duty-free shops, according to a study which concluded tax evasion has hampered the state's efforts to curb smoking, said the Associated Press...

20-cent hike follows 32 cents last year

CHICAGO -- Mayor Richard M. Daley wants to raise the city of Chicago's cigarette tax by 20 cents a pack in 2006, but shelved all other increasesincluding proposed parking and delivery tax hikesin response to business opposition, City Hall sources told the Chicago Sun-Times . The mayor's team has...

Joins DHL in effort to curb web tobacco sales

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced an agreement with major package delivery company UPS to help reduce youth access to cigarettes over the Internet. Under the agreement, UPS will stop all deliveries of cigarettes to consumers throughout the United States. The...

Combined Katrina aid from Altadis, Montecristo Relief Organization exceeds $1 million
USSTC raises price on certain snuff products
Supreme Court won't let feds pursue $280 billion penalty.
Ore. court denies class action in lights case
KY, MO mull 2006 increases
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law requiring all cigarettes sold in the state to be "fire safe.".
PM USA announces its 2006 Wholesale Leader Program

Pages