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

San Francisco mulls proposal to reduce the number of sale permits by more than half

SAN FRANCISCO -- Smokers are huffing and businesses fuming over a controversial new proposal to drastically reduce the number of stores in San Francisco that can sell cigarettes. Since 2003, retailers selling tobacco products in San Francisco have had to apply for a special permit. The permitting...

Current chief exec Orlowsky's contract expires at end of 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Cigarette-maker Lorillard Inc. has begun seeking a successor to CEO Martin L. Orlowsky, whose contract expires next year, the company said in a regulatory filing Thursday, according to an Associated Press report. The maker of Newport menthol cigarettes, based in Greensboro, N.C...

Tobacco retailers challenge news reports on roll-your-own, pipe tobaccos

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is challenging news reports regarding the labeling switch of some roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco brands to pipe tobacco by their manufacturers to avoid tax increases, as well as to claims that pipe tobaccos,...

Urges immediate passage by the full Senate
Philip Morris USA has filed lawsuits against 10 retailers selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes in New York and New Jersey.
Groupscall on Senate to pass bill preventing tax-evading online cigarette trafficking
Deal for Swedish company Niconovum reportedly in works
Food & Drug Administration enforcing ban, notifies offenders
No preliminary injunction for Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act
State, local lawmakers move to restrict new tobacco products