Daily Archives: April 12, 2010

Tobacco Adapts to New Realities

Nearly a year after Congress passed and the president signed a historic increase in the federal excise tax (FET) on tobacco to fund an expansion of children’s health care benefits, convenience store retailers joined to discuss the tax’s implications on tobacco, as well as other factors influencing the category, at Convenience Store News’ annual Tobacco Best Practices Roundtable, held before the start of the Tobacco Plus Expo in early March.

Tobacco is stealing a march on alcohol

REMEMBER Benson & Hedges? British American Tobacco (BAT) SA in 2007 discontinued the gold-packeted cigarette and[caption id="attachment_6366" align="alignright" width="408" caption="alcohol"][/caption] tried to shift smokers to a similar- tasting brand, Kent.

Is smoking ban in casinos inevitable?

Perhaps no executive understands the dilemma the Nevada gaming industry is facing over smoking in casinos better than Jeff Siri, CEO and president of the Club Cal Neva in downtown Reno.