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

Tobacco Category Digest


Tobacco Trends

Smith Barney survey shows categories' ups and downs; PM USA sees quarterly growth


DHL Won't Haul Web Cigarettes

Working with shipper better than playing Whack-a-Mole to stem problem

Increases took effect in four states July 1

Asks for fine, cessation program, education campaign, more

Most retailers in Philip Morris USA's Retail Leader program will be getting less back from the country's biggest cigarette producer beginning today.


Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen rejected a bill that would have added 50 cents to the price of a pack of the lowest-priced cigarettes in the state.

Kessler calls meeting of Big Tobacco, Justice Department

Seek level playing field with tribal stores

More than 80% refuse to sell tobacco to minors

U.S. Justice Dept. to investigate reduction of tobacco fine

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