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

N.H. attempting tobacco end-run

JACKSON, Miss. -- Another bill reducing the sales tax on groceries and raising the cigarette tax to $1 a pack heads to Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R), after the state House approved a compromise Monday, reported the Jackson Clarion Ledger. The governor, who has vetoed a previous version,...

Missouri cigarette tax hike could lead to licensing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If supporters of a tobacco tax increase in Missouri succeed in getting enough signatures to put their measure on the November ballot, tobacco retailers in the Show Me State could be required to get a permit, said the Associated Press. Missouri is one of the few states that...

Tennessee bill would cut food tax in half, increase cigarettes' tax rate

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Supporters of proposed legislation that would drop half of Tennessee's sales tax on food in exchange for an increase in cigarette taxes gathered Thursday in Knoxville and Nashville to push for the initiative's passage. "Our cruel and unjust food tax makes it difficult for...

Collects $5.9 million from 9,000 in web cigarette tax bust
Law requiring collection of cigarette taxes from Indian retailers kicks in, enforcement doesn't.
Indian cigarette tax law smackdown?
Vilifying ads don't violate rights.
New York Governor George Pataki wants to delay by one year a law requiring Indian stores to collect cigarette and fuel taxes.
Ga. bill would require more fire-safe cigarettes
Cook County, Ill., raises cigarette levy to $2 per pack