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Finding rays of light behind the SCHIP/FET tax

Editor's Note: This is the first of a four-part CSP Daily News series on how retailers are reacting to the federal excise tax on tobacco that begins in April. HENDERSON, Nev. -- Shortly before the new federal excise tax (FET) on tobacco kicks in, Ray Johnson is scanning up and down his shelves of...

Support varies for tobacco regulation bill, a double-edged sword for retailers

WASHINGTON -- While there is growing acceptance that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will soon take on regulation of tobacco products and sales, not everyone is ready to lay down their guns. "President Obama is likely to sign FDA regulation of tobacco legislation," wrote the Petroleum...

House committee OKs Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON -- The House Energy & Commerce Committee approved H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act, by a vote of 39 to 13 late yesterday. This legislation will give U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate the marketing and sales of...

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