Four Niagara County businesses cited for illegal tobacco sales

Four Niagara County businesses cited for illegal tobacco sales
The Niagara County Health Department has imposed fines on four convenience stores in Youngstown and Niagara Falls for allowing the sale of cigarettes to minors. Fastop, 8811 Niagara Falls Boulevard, and Wilson Farms, 9101 Niagara Falls Blvd., both were cited in Niagara Falls, after compliance checks performed by the department between Oct. 1 and March ...

Treasury to cut duty-free tobacco guidelines in £2bn tax clawback effort

Treasury to cut duty-free tobacco guidelines in £2bn tax clawback effort
The number of cigarettes holidaymakers may bring back from Europe without attracting questions from Customs officials is to be cut by more than two-thirds as part of a Treasury attempt to claw back some of the £2.2bn in tax lost to tobacco smuggling every year. The proposed change, which sets a guideline limit of 800 ...

Reynolds American 1Q Profit Soars But Volumes Continue To Fall

Reynolds American 1Q Profit Soars But Volumes Continue To Fall
Reynolds American Inc.’s (RAI) first-quarter earnings more than quadrupled from a year-ago period weighed by a settlement with the Canadian government, and higher product pricing and operational cost cuts continued to offset cigarette volume declines. Revenue missed analyst expectations, but earnings came in ahead. Reynolds, whose brands include Camel cigarettes and Grizzly moist snuff, has ...

Illinois House may vote on medical marijuana next week

Illinois House may vote on medical marijuana next week
Legislation to establish a medical marijuana test program in Illinois could see a vote as soon as next week. State Rep. Lou Lang, the sponsor, said Tuesday he wants to be sure he has enough support before he calls the proposal for a vote, which he hopes will be next week. The legislation would allow ...

Do you support the state’s new campaign against candy-flavored tobacco products?

Do you support the state's new campaign against candy-flavored tobacco products?
The state Department of Public Health has started a campaign to hamper the sale of cheap, smokeless, candy-flavored tobacco products targeted at teens and young adults in Massachusetts. Is it just another example of Big Government shoving nanny state policies down the throats of Massachusetts residents? (Long live Four Loko!) Or is banning the sale ...