- Net income pushes above $1 billion for the first time in the company's history.
- If the bill is approved, minors caught buying the products with a fake ID could face a $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
The counterfeit Marlboros were taken from two retailers in Suffolk, N.Y.
The company has two similar applications before the FDA for dissolvable tobacco products.
Anti-smoking groups are combining efforts to ask for a $1-per-pack increase.
- Its cigarette segment will continue to face competition and possible state excise tax increases.
- Benzinga.com: The results of a poll of 500 Nebraskans are being touted by anti-smoking forces as justification for tobacco tax increases statewide but the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association is touting those results as ‘phony.'
- Oregonlive.com: Police are asking the City Commission to cancel the business license of a discount cigarette store that has repeatedly sold tobacco to underage customers despite warnings.
- Washingtonexaminer: Bills from Northern Virginia legislators that would have increased taxes on cigarettes were tabled in the House Finance Committee Monday, effectively killing them.
- Also, New York lawmakers are considering a ban until more regulation is put in place by the federal agency.
A recent poll shows 73 percent of voters would support a levy increase to help battle the state’s budget deficit.
The four-year-old ordinance banned the sale of loose cigarettes, rolling papers and blunt cigars.