Drinkers, smokers seek respite from gloom by trading up

By Richa Naidu LONDON - Soaring inflation has made life harder for most of the world - but some people are still smoking expensive cigarettes and doing shots of fancy tequila. From British...

Your state could be offering tax-free sales for back to school 2022

States also have other sales tax holidays throughout the year for things like disaster preparedness and energy star products, but in the summer, back-to-school is the name of the game.Though some...

FDA Announces Plans for Proposed Rule to Reduce Addictiveness of Cigarettes and Other Combusted Tobacco Products

Each year, 480,000 people die prematurely from a smoking-attributed disease, making tobacco use the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Food and Drug...

F.D.A. Plans to Seek Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The proposal could take years to go into effect. It would put the United States at the forefront of global antismoking efforts. Only one other nation, New Zealand, has advanced such a plan....

Philip Morris International in talks to acquire European smokeless-tobacco rival Swedish Match

Talks between Philip Morris and Swedish Match could yield a deal as soon as this week, people say. The potential terms and contours of any deal couldn't be learned. A deal would be substantial, as...

Black Lungs Matter: FDA Proposes Ban On Menthol Cigarettes That Affect Black Communities Disproportionately

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its plans to potentially pose product standards to prohibit menthol as a flavor. The agency hopes the ban will help Americans kick the sinking habit...

Walmart to end cigarette sales in select stores, markets

Walmart will end cigarette sales at select U.S. store locations. The retailer has approximately 4,700 total stores in the country. The company did not disclose how many locations would be...

Walmart to end cigarette sales in some stores

Walmart will no longer sell cigarettes in some of its stores. Tobacco is a significant revenue generator for the retailer. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the development. The...

Walmart Stops Selling Cigarettes in Some Stores

Cigarettes are being removed in various markets, including some stores in California, Florida, Arkansas and New Mexico. Walmart Inc. is ending cigarette sales in some U.S. stores after years of...

Walmart Stops Selling Cigarettes in Some Stores

Cigarettes are being removed in various markets, including some stores in California, Florida, Arkansas and New Mexico. Walmart Inc. is ending cigarette sales in some U.S. stores after years of...

China to remove limits on foreign investment in passenger car manufacturing

Chinese authorities will allow full foreign ownership of passenger car manufacturing in the country beginning Jan. 1, 2022. That's according to a release Monday from the Ministry of Commerce and...

Denver council passes ban on sale of some flavored tobacco products

The proposal passed in an 8 to 3 vote Monday night. It bans flavored menthol cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and vaping products sold in all establishments in Denver. The ban will be in place...

Flavored tobacco products banned in Denver beginning mid-2023

The ban will not become official until it gets Mayor Michael Hancock’s signature. The measure was very likely to pass, as only one member voted against it moving to a full vote. “The mayor will...

Altria can't sell Iqos in the U.S. as Biden administration opts to not intervene in patent dispute

Altria and Philip Morris International can't sell or import Iqos tobacco devices. Biden administration opted to take no action on an ongoing patent dispute. A separate claim filed with the U.S....

Cigarette sales rose in 2020 for first time in 20 years, according to Federal Trade Commission Data

Sales of the addictive, cancer-causing products have been trending downward for three decades. The largest U.S. cigarette producers sold an estimated 203.7 billion cigarettes to wholesalers and...

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