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

No preliminary injunction for Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s bid to carve out a "free speech" marketing niche for innovative products was dealt a blow today, reported The Winston-Salem Journal . A U.S. District Court judge in Richmond denied a motion for a preliminary injunction sought by Reynolds and other...

State, local lawmakers move to restrict new tobacco products

WASHINGTON -- USA Today reports that Electronic cigarettes are opening a new front in the tobacco wars as state and local lawmakers try to restrict the product, which may allow users to circumvent smoking bans. The battery-powered devices are made up of cartridges containing nicotine, flavoring and...

Convenience retailers say majors have altered how they spend promotional dollars

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- In the past three months, the major tobacco companies have altered their promotional strategies, pulling back from umbrella programs and rechanneling efforts to specific brand promotions. Based on an exclusive survey conducted by CSP Daily News and UBS Tobacco Analyst Nik Modi,...

Reynolds American and Lorillard join Philip Morris in wholesale price hikes
CSP/Modi survey of retailers shows Marlboro, Camel battling market pressures
Philip Morris USA adds 6 or 8 cents to its brands, others expected to follow
Federal appeals court declines to stop injunction against illegal cigarette sales
Mass. high court says law has antiquated definition of negligence
Litigation by Walgreens still in California Court of Appeal
BBK/HBI files suit against FDA to protect products sold separately from tobacco