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

QuikTrip voices concerns about $1-per-pack increase

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Amid national news coverage of Oklahoma teachers striking in protest over salaries, Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law a budget that includes a $1-per-pack increase on cigarette taxes and an equivalent increase on little cigars, according to News On 6 . Prior to the increase,...


Lawsuit claims agency, under new commissioner, exceeded its authority

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Seven health and medical groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), targeting the agency’s extension of new-product application deadlines for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigars. Filed in a federal court in Maryland on...

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City mulls 'tobacco-free generation' ordinance

WINTERVILLE, Ga. -- Retail tobacco merchants across the country have continued to observe mounting efforts at the local levels of government since 2012 that would further regulate or ban the sale of lawful tobacco products. Usually, these local laws or ordinances attempt to mandate minimum...

Agency opens public-comment period for regulation of premium products
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11 states introduced or advanced tax increases in March. Are you in the hot seat?

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Increases range from 9 cents to 49 cents per pack
Snyder to oversee distribution, retail sales for e-cigarette company
Other tobacco companies expected to follow suit
Study ties perception of cigarettes, tobacco alternatives to ability to quit
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Greenlane buys VaporNation, expands national footprint