Tobacco

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

Minn. court upholds MSA fee

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Last week, Minnesota's highest court upheld a 35-cents-per-pack fee on smokes made by smaller manufacturers, reported the Associated Press. The Minnesota Supreme Court voted 4 to 1 to keep the fee for cigarette makers who were not part of the state's Master Settlement Agreement (...

N.Y. tribe continues to resist cigarette laws

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Approximately 30 members of the Seneca Nation of Indians and supporters held a peaceful demonstration along the Thruway in Irving, N.Y., on the Cattaraugus Reservation late last week, reported WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y. They were protesting the renewed state effort to collect taxes...

Smokers in New Jersey might see more of their money go toward taxes. Governor Jon Corzine is considering a 60-cent increase in the state's cigarette tax.

TRENTON, N.J. -- Smokers in New Jersey might see more of their money go toward taxes. The Star-Ledger of Newark reported that Governor Jon Corzine is considering a 60-cent increase in the state's cigarette tax. New Jersey's cigarette tax has been raised three times since 2002. At $2.40, it's the...

Drug chain in deal with 42 states, DC, on sales to minors
Ga. Supreme Court rules for tobacco
Ga. Supreme Court rules for tobacco
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., the country's largest smokeless tobacco manufacturer, has made it easier for on-the-go snuff users.
U.S. cigarette sales hit 55-year low; carbonated soft drink volumes reach 20-year low
C-store group fights for equality, demands governor uphold the law
State governments, addicted to billions in revenue from the tobacco industry, have begun to worry that they will have to cut back.

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