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

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Interstate scheme to sell untaxed cigarettes alleged

ST. LOUIS -- Federal prosecutors indicted 35 individuals who allegedly used their ties through ownership or employment in convenience stores and grocery stores in Missouri to sell untaxed cigarettes in Illinois, New Jersey and other venues where the city and state taxes are higher. The indictment...

Evaluation of Philip Morris’ modified-risk application begins

NEW YORK – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started its formal review process of Philip Morris International’s “heat-not-burn” technology , according to the company. The FDA made Philip Morris International’s (PMI's) application summaries public online May 24 and will publish...

Bans, FDA leadership changes put flavors in spotlight

Study asks agency to investigate this type of cigarette
Local politician alleges bad sales practices, too many outlets
Briant of NATO warns new rules can lead to ‘entire category’ not being sellable
Construction of both new and upgraded sites hobbles the category
Retailers say proposals would close hundreds of stores, put thousands out of work
Cigar company Tabacalera strikes alliance with Boutique Blends