Posts tagged: retailers

N.S. targets tobacco

Tweet Dinosaurs covered in ashtrays and a website targeting teenage smokers are the key components of Year 1 of a five-year provincial tobacco strategy released Wednesday. The strategy calls for other types of action later on. They include immediate penalties for retailers who sell cigarettes to minors, persuading the federal government to change tobacco packaging, legislation to back no-smoking policies on hospital and school grounds, and look ... Jump to full article >>

Government targets tobacco smuggling

Tweet The government has unveiled the latest step in its plans to help rid Britain’s streets of illicit smuggled tobacco. In addition to a £917m funding boost – which will allow for the recruitment of new officers at both the UK Border Agency and Trading Standards authorities – the government’s refreshed Tackling Tobacco Smuggling (TTS) strategy also outlines plans to reduce traveller allowances. At present the minimum indicativ ... Jump to full article >>

Federal appeals court retains cigarette tax injunction against NY

Tweet NEW YORK – Indian nations within the boundaries of New York have won a round in the ongoing cigarette tax fight with the state: The nations can continue to sell tax-free cigarettes to non-Indians in sovereign Indian country while the court decides whether the state’s new tax laws are legal. On Dec. 9, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the state’s request to lift injunctions that stop the state from co ... Jump to full article >>

Cheap cigs burning retailers, group says

Tweet Cheap cigarettes sold at native reserves and smoke shacks has a Canadian group all lit up. The Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) says these “black market tobacco sales” are butting out legitimate local retailers. “Nationally, the industry lost $2.5 billion in tobacco sales to this black market of contraband tobacco,” said Peter Seemann, CCSA’s regional co-ordinator. “We’re concerned fro ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco tax hike led to more armed robberies: retailer

Tweet The Government’s decision to raise the tax on tobacco products has resulted in more armed robberies and has had little effect on smokers’ demand, a group representing retailers says. The Association of Community Retailers (ACR) wants the Government to abandon two further tax hikes saying they will only put dairy and convenience store owners at greater risk. Increasing the tax on tobacco only made it a more valuable commodity for ... Jump to full article >>

Little River cigarette retailers give a thumbs down to tax hike

Tweet LITTLE RIVER – South Carolina raised its cigarette tax Thursday after the state senate overrode the governor’s Tuesday veto of a 50-cents-per-pack cigarette tax increase. Supporters of the tax said it will actually save or even create 2000 jobs because of the $120 million that will be spent on Medicaid. The state currently has the lowest tax in the nation at just 7-cents a pack. With the new hike going into effect July 1 some cigar ... Jump to full article >>

Philip Morris USA Sues New York and New Jersey Retailers Selling Counterfeit Cigarettes

Tweet Philip Morris USA (PM USA) filed lawsuits today against eight retailers for selling counterfeit versions of the company’s Marlboro® brand cigarettes in New York and New Jersey. These lawsuits are part of the company’s on-going efforts to stop the sale of counterfeit cigarettes and the unauthorized use of PM USA’s trademarks. “These lawsuits highlight that counterfeit cigarette traffickers continue to operate in the New York metropo ... Jump to full article >>

Philip Morris Lawsuit; Photos of Counterfeit Marlboros

Tweet Philip Morris Counterfeit Marlboro Lawsuit: Philip Morris USA is accusing 10 New York and New Jersey retailers of selling Marlboro cigarettes. Reyes Grocery Store and Sunny’s Supermarket, in Newark, are among the defendants named in litigation brought by the davidoff cigarette. The Henrico County-based cigarette-maker has monitored retail markets for years to keep fake versions of its brands off store shelves. Since May of this year, ... Jump to full article >>

Kruger and Diaz: NY should collect all cigarette taxes

Tweet A Native American store on Long Island sells untaxed cigarettes, but some lawmakers are looking to force Native American-owned stores to charge taxes on cigarettes as a way to increase the state’s revenue. Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger asked the governor to begin collecting these sales taxes immediately. Sen. Carl Kruger, D-Brooklyn, hand-delivered a letter Nov. 16 to the governor asking him to rescind a “letter of forb ... Jump to full article >>

Our View: State needs to enforce cigarette law

Tweet The state Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations on Tuesday is holding a hearing in New York City on the state’s failure to collect taxes on sales ofcheap cigarettes sold by Indian-owned retailers to non-Indian customers. Despite clear laws on the books for year, Indian-owned retail outlets, such as the convenience stores in Union Springs and Seneca Falls owned by the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York, ha ... Jump to full article >>